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Things Are Good: UK Bans Fising in a Million Square Kilometres

The UK will be banning commercial fishing in approximately one million kilometres of their ocean waters. The country is expanding their marine protection areas in the Atlantic and Pacific around the British Overseas Territories. This is good news as overfishing is contributing part to the global mass extinction of marine wildlife, anything countries can do […]

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Things Are Good: From Fishing To Farming

It’s well known that the fishing industry is, err, fishy. Slaves are used in international waters by large multinational corporations and overfishing around the world is rampant – pushing many species close to extinction and totally ecosystem collapse. Basically, fishing is a bad thing. One fisherman has seen his practice change over time and has […]

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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Taking action on fish habitat protection

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Momentum is growing to get habitat protection reinstated into the federal … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Taking action on fish habitat protection

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Scaling Up the Fisheries Act: #Act4Fish

Thursday, March 24, 2016 Fish matter to Canadians. Fish habitat, called the “bedrock” … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Scaling Up the Fisheries Act: #Act4Fish

Things Are Good: Greenpeace’s Efforts Lead to Fishing Changes in Nauru

The tiny nation of Nauru (which has one of my favourite flags) has changed its laws thanks to the work of Greenpeace. The environmental organization found that fishing trawlers were catching fish at sea then offloading them to essentially a larger factory boat. This practice has been banned in many places because of the severe . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Greenpeace’s Efforts Lead to Fishing Changes in Nauru

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A friendly reminder – don’t feed the fish!

Things Are Good: Australia Starts Two-Year Super Trawler Ban

Commercial fishing is one of the most damaging things one can do to gather a food source. Trawlers are so inefficient they perform the equivalent task of cutting down an entire forest to get a couple cows. With this hugely negative impact that trawling can have on undersea life in mind Australia has decided to […] . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Australia Starts Two-Year Super Trawler Ban