Defend oceans

Last edited 25 February 2016 at 1:08pm

Our beautiful oceans are home to a staggering 80% of life on Earth. But destructive fishing, pollution and climate change are damaging them on a scale unimaginable to most people. Species are being driven towards extinction because of overfishing and habitat destruction. We are campaigning for marine reserves, and for an end to unsustainable fishing.

Campaign updates

Taking Action on Tuna

Right now, only two per cent of John West tuna is sustainably caught. The rest is sourced from suppliers who use indiscriminate 'fish aggregation devices' (...
Posted by Hélène Bourges - 27 June, 2016 - 15:04

The Good Scrub Guide and other simple ways to beat the microbead

Guest blog by Daniel Steadman of Fauna & Flora InternationalOver the past three years, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been collecting data on...
Posted by Fiona Nicholls - 27 June, 2016 - 14:22

In Pictures: Celebrate, it's #SharkWeek!

Every year the Discovery Channel dedicates a week to these amazing carnivorous fish. What a great opportunity to share a few of our archive pictures showing...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 24 June, 2016 - 17:11

Microbeads - the story so far….

Last Wednesday on World Oceans Day we handed our microbeads petition into Number 10. Over 300,000 of you signed the petition - one of the biggest petitions in...
Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread - 21 June, 2016 - 17:17

Orange roughy – a ‘sustainable’ fish certification too far.

Orange roughy are easy to over fish. So, humans do. But that doesn't seem to be stopping moves to re-define them as 'sustainable' by the Marine Stewardship...
Posted by Willie - 21 June, 2016 - 14:55

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