Fresh £180,000 funding to fish for marine litter in Scotland

The latest funding for the Fishing for Litter scheme will be used to cover waste collection and disposal, staff costs and education materials

New £7m research to address effect of offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems

The four-year programme will provide evidence to inform marine policy and management as the offshore wind sector ramps up to deliver 40GW of capacity by 2030

Old fishing gear polluting River Ganges ‘severely threatens wildlife’, warn researchers

A new study highlights how short equipment lifespans and a lack of appropriate disposal systems mean damaged lines, nets and rods are frequently thrown into the river

Lobsters ‘not at risk’ from wind farm operations

The findings of a new study show not only do lobster populations surrounding wind farms remain healthy but suffer no noticeable impacts at all

Marine Stewardship Council doubles ocean funding to nearly £2m

The fund is now open to applications for research and work that will help accelerate and maintain progress in sustainable fishing around the world

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds

Cod LEDs have their plaice in energy efficient fishing?

Green or blue LEDS could replace energy-intensive incandescent lighting used to lure fish towards bait

Defra: ‘How do we make our food green?’

The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs isasking the public for advice about ‘green food’. It is launching a consultation into making more food while beinggood to the environment. The Green Food Project will look at the strengths and weaknessesof England in areas such as land use, technology and waste inEngland to influence future […]