Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Plans are progressing for the UK’s first National Marine Park to be created in the Plymouth Sound area. But what does it mean? Who’s involved? And will it be effective? Plymouth is a key part of marine science and conservation work in the UK. Not only does it boast some of the most diverse habitats … More Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans

Nurdles are tiny pellets used in the production of plastics that, due to mismanagement and spills, are now polluting the oceans. Despite their size they can cause big problems for marine life and now cover a large portion of our coastlines. If you have never heard of a nurdle before then you are probably not … More Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans

Endangered bluefin tuna sold for record fee in Tokyo market

A sushi tycoon from Japan has paid a record £2.5 million for a single Atlantic bluefin tuna in an infamous Tokyo fish market auction. What are the resulting implications for this endangered species? Japanese businessman Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record fee to land the first Atlantic bluefin tuna of the year sold at the Toyusu … More Endangered bluefin tuna sold for record fee in Tokyo market

Japan set to restart commercial whaling in New Year

Japan have confirmed they will begin commercial whaling again for the first time in over 30 years in what has been widely viewed as a big step backwards in efforts to conserve whale populations. Some unwelcome news for conservationists this Christmas as Japan revealed they will begin commercially hunting whales in the New Year. Japan … More Japan set to restart commercial whaling in New Year

The results of Britain’s biggest ever beach clean

The results are in from the biggest beach clean-up event in British history and they’re not as bad as you might think. Between 14th and 17th September just short of 15,000 volunteers took part in The Great British Beach Clean 2018, over double the number of the previous year. The event was run by the … More The results of Britain’s biggest ever beach clean

UK government urged to create new marine reserve

A group of major conservation organisations have called for action from the UK government to protect a crucial overseas territory and its marine life.   Major conservation groups including WWF, Greenpeace, RSPB and the Marine Conservation Society have this week called for action from the UK government in an ad placed in the Telegraph. The … More UK government urged to create new marine reserve