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Yellowfin in the fish market in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania © Wetjens Dimmlich / WWF-Oceans Practice

Who’s afraid of transparency in fisheries?






There was both rejoicing and some concern last Thursday after the European Parliament voted on major improvements to strengthen transparency and accountability in EU fisheries abroad. This move by the EU to extend its obligations and principles to all its vessels that fish abroad is welcome as it promotes sustainable development, food security and healthy […]

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Blue Fin Tuna © Whitepointer

Good news among sea of concerns






Good news is not that frequent in the sea of information threatening to drown us in despair. However, two recent developments in the European Union are notable for the positive promises they carry. They are not by any means eye-catching headlines but they have the potential to lead to healthier marine ecosystems and fish stocks […]

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Traditional fishing boat © Tracy Cambridge / WWF World Fisheries Day

Think tuna this World Fisheries Day






Happy World Fisheries Day, the annual global event highlighting the importance of fisheries to human lives. This year I wanted to share some photos and insights from my recent trip to Tanzania and Seychelles, where WWF is on the front line working to protect tuna supplies, and their ocean home, for future generations. Tuna are […]

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Turn the tide poster

Turning the tide on overfishing






The MSC’s #TurnTheTide campaign celebrates the collective impact achieved by 75 MSC certified fish and chip shops across the UK and Ireland. By visiting these fish and chip shops, buying the quintessential British takeaway and sharing your experience online you can help promote their fantastic efforts and encourage others to help #TurnTheTide with us! George […]

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Red Gurnard © Naturepl.com/Toby Roxburgh/WWF

Fisheries: Seeing is believing






Boy, the Americans really know how to bake a good bran muffin.  This was one of the small discoveries I made while attending a conference recently in San Diego, California. The conference in question was the 8th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC) and is the only conference series of its kind which looks at […]

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Conservation hero Robenir (left) receives the Olympic torch at the beginning of his leg of the relay © Rio 2016 / Fernando Soutello Olympics

Lighting the way to Olympic and Amazon glory






With the Rio Games only a few days away, we’re celebrating two conservation heroes of the Amazon who have been part of the Olympic flame’s epic journey around Brazil. From giant fish to wild rubber, find out how indigenous and rural communities are protecting the rainforest through Sky Rainforest Rescue. At the climax of the […]

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Happy World Oceans Day © naturepl.com / Doug Perrine / WWF World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day!






The tragic loss of large tracts of the Iconic Great Barrier Reef over the last few months has brought to mind something that a friend from India recently told me. Whilst giving a talk to school children on board a boat off the coast of Goa, she heard one of the children exclaim how unfair […]

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Tuna © Brian J Skerry/National Geographic/WWF

New hope for Indian Ocean tuna






One swallow does not a summer make, so the saying goes. Yet at WWF we’ve been cautiously optimistic at the outcome of the recent meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), in La Reunion, France. The IOTC, responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the region, is notorious for its lack […]

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Moy wind farm, Inverness

Mars UK: a giant leap towards sustainability






At Mars, as one of the world’s largest food manufacturers, we recognise that we are in a position to positively influence and advocate for policy change. We can do this through leading by example, making bold commitments and meeting our own ambitious targets to tackle the impact we have on the environment. That’s why we […]

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