News: Sea change campaign
23 September 2016
Ministers from around the world have confirmed their commitment to help protect the world’s oceans and its fisheries.
16 September 2016
Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act into law, banning the breeding and performance of Orcas in captivity. This is a huge victory for marine life in the state.
12 September 2016
Last week, at the World Conservation Congress, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan’s “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.
09 September 2016
The rescue and recovery of copper the seal!
29 August 2016
There are millions of species of fish, some we eat, some we keep as pets, some we experiment on, and some are free from human intervention.
01 August 2016
Global governments have agreed on a hugely important step to eliminate ghost gear and the threat it poses to animals in our oceans: marking fishing gear.
04 July 2016
It’s sometimes hard to imagine how decisions made at the United Nations can impact on our daily lives. However, earlier this month I witnessed first hand that countries are looking for ways to turn policy commitments into action, and are open to our support in doing so.
07 June 2016
Long after its initial use, lost fishing gear persists in the world’s oceans, for hundreds of years. It may travel vast distances and is found in every ocean and sea on earth. These lost, abandoned, or otherwise derelict fishing nets – known ominously as “ghost gear”.
08 March 2016
World Animal Protection and the Northern Prawn Fishery call for dedicated body in Australia to clean up ghost nets in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
09 November 2015
Beneath the ocean’s surface lies a deep problem known as ‘ghost gear’ – fishing nets, hooks and lines lost and discarded in our seas, and maiming and killing thousands of marine animals and birds every year.