Pitcairns…Kermadecs…Nazca-Desventuradas…Easter Island and now Palau. All these Marine Protected Area designations or proposals have sprung up in the last year … Continue Reading Are MPAs becoming fashionable?
I went to the Ocean Film Festival last night and it got me thinking. Not only about the inspiring stories … Continue Reading Ocean stewardship – step up for the sea
As I’ve mentioned in posts before, far too much plastic and other debris currently ends up in the oceans. It’s … Continue Reading Five projects turning marine debris into cool stuff
As of today, you’ll have to pay 5p for a bag in most shops, and people, including me, will probably … Continue Reading 5p plastic bag charge – for the oceans
A redundant fleet in the forest I came across this article recently which features a slightly different art installation, ‘Withdrawn’, … Continue Reading Art Meets Oceans: Luke Jerram
Towards the end of my first year at University I joined the Royal Geographical Society Geography Ambassadors Scheme, and it’s … Continue Reading Speaking in schools: what I’ve learnt so far
I’ve recently discovered the great white shark research being done by the scientists at OCEARCH, and keeping up with the … Continue Reading Who doesn’t want to tweet a shark?
I’ve sailed past tyres floating in the Solent, fished plastic bottles out of the sea and even had to swerve … Continue Reading Marine litter
Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that … Continue Reading Switch the fish – how you can help
We’ve got too good at producing plastic and now it’s catching up with us. This is a great motion graphic … Continue Reading Plastic Soup
90% of global fisheries are thought to be fully exploited or over-fished (UNFAO, 2014). Global Fishing Watch is a collaboration … Continue Reading Global Fishing Watch
Choosing sustainable seafood and making ethical choices can make shopping a daunting task. How are you meant to know which … Continue Reading Which fish?
On the 30th of January 2015 only 23 of the 37 Marine Conservation Zones proposed by DEFRA for UK waters … Continue Reading Marine Conservation Zones
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall highlighted the wasteful process of throwing away fish in his ‘Fish Fight’ campaign in 2010, which changed European … Continue Reading Discards – Hugh’s Fish Fight
The High Seas are the vast areas of the ocean which do not fall under national jurisdiction. These areas, which … Continue Reading Who looks after the high seas?
A big part of marine conservation is making people aware of what the problems are. If people don’t know about … Continue Reading #oceanoptimism