Coasts and Oceans : Features

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  • SUCCESS STORY: Highland fishermen catch 'green' prawns

    15 April 2003

    The fishermen of Scotland's Loch Torridon have found the right balance between conservation and the need to make a decent living, ensuring that restaurants throughout Europe will have a continued supply of their very tasty prawns. Jamie Grant reports.

  • IUCN calls for better ocean governance

    24 February 2003

    Half the world's population is living on the coasts, and human impacts on coastal and marine environments are growing. It will take improvements in international ocean governance to deal with fisheries depletion and deteriorating marine conditions, especially due to pollution, concludes a new report from the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

  • Farmed fish gobbling up wild stocks

    18 February 2003

    Although fish farming is widely believed to take pressure off wild fish, farmed fish like salmon and trout eat feed made from wild-caught fish. And without a change in industry practises, the growing number of farmed fish could eat their way through wild stocks of small pelagic fish - fish in the upper part of the ocean which are a major food source for a number of animals, including orcas, puffins, and other wild fish.

  • Dirty driftnet fishing continues in European waters

    17 October 2002

    Despite being banned this year, driftnet fishing is still being used in European waters - and still killing large numbers of dolphins, sea birds, turtles, and other marine wildlife.

  • Hunger in the midst of riches

    10 October 2002

    While millions go hungry in Angola, the European Commission recently renewed its access agreement to fish in Angolan waters. This agreement delivers much-needed money to Angola, but will it help the country to develop sustainable fisheries, or will it simply lead to the same overfishing that has occurred in European waters? Joanna Benn reports.

  • Where has all the coral gone?

    1 August 2002

    Underwater, coral reefs provide a fascinating sanctuary for a multitude of marine species, but destructive human activities are threatening this valuable resource. Nowhere is this more true than in the Philippines, as Henrylito Tacio reports.

  • 3. The dolphins are dying

    10 July 2001

    Dolphins, the most playful and beguiling mammals of water, are threatened everywhere by human activities, says the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in Delhi.

  • 3. An Australian wonderland

    4 April 2001

    Extending for more than 2,200 kilometres along the north east coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef complex in the world. Here Graeme Kelleher, former Head of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, considers the past and future of this wonderful natural treasure.

  • Where have all our mangroves gone?

    21 March 2001

    Henrylito Tacio reports on the destruction of the Philippines valuable mangrove forests, and the latest efforts to restore them.

  • Oil and blood stain the waters of the Galapagos Islands

    23 February 2001

    On January 17.2001, an oil tanker ran aground in the Galapagos Islands threatening its unique and pristine environment. After a flurry of international concern, the story disappeared from the news pages. Here, Jill Kinkaid reports from the Galapagos on what really happened and on the continuing threat to this very special part of the planet.