Plastic Pollution of the World’s Oceans | Tiny pieces of plastic – known as microplastics and microbeads – are causing serious pollution problems across the world. Read more here.
Ghost Nets | When fishing gear – particularly gill and drift nets – become lost or abandoned at sea they go on catching fish and causing untold damage to the marine environment.
Marine Conservation Zones | Could Britain’s sea fish stocks be increased by the creation of Marine Conservation Zones? There are plans to put this into practice.
The Friendly Floatees | In 1992 plastic bath toys were lost from a ship crossing the Pacific. Today they are still being found washed up across the world, highlighting the problem of plastic pollution.
IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) | The IUCN is a organisation which campaigns for the conservation of nature and assess the endangered status of animals (including fish).
Greenpeace Fish Redlist | Greenpeace have a list of fish species to avoid as they are either endangered or caught using methods which damage the marine environment. Find out more here.
Irish Recreational Bass Fishing | Find out how Ireland increased and maintained its bass stocks, and greatly benefited from the increased tourism and visitors coming for the fishing.
Which Species of Fish Should be Returned? | Many species of fish are under pressure. However, anglers can help by returning endangered and threatened species.