London, 9 May 2020 - Britain’s small scale more sustainable fishers have been plunged into crisis by the COVID19 pandemic.
The UK’s small-scale fishers have been struggling for decades due to climate change, industrial overfishing and unfair quota systems. Now, the coronavirus pandemic is pushing local fishers to the brink, and the government’s new support package won’t fix the long-term crisis.
The UK is leaving the EU. But what does this mean for environmental laws and standards? How are fishing, farming and climate change going to be handled from now on? There’s not much detail yet, but here are a few areas to watch as the government passes new laws and paves the way for future trade deals.
London, UK, 31.10.2019 - Analysis by Greenpeace UK has shown that the super-trawler Margiris was fishing in an area of the English Channel designated by the UK government as a Marine Conservation Zone. UK law enforcement boarded the Margiris soon after arriving in the Channel, finding no evidence of illegal activity.
Unearthed investigation reveals that Britain has exported over 50 tonnes of shark fins worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in the past two years despite widespread concerns that this controversial global trade is putting many shark species at risk
Greenpeace responds to George Eustice's vote against amendments aimed at protecting our seas
Government fails to confirm that fishing opportunities will be shared fairly on transparent environmental, social and economic criteria
Unearthed investigation shows that a minority of wealthy families control huge swathes of fishing rights to the detriment of local, low-impact, fishermen