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The harsh reality of longline fishing

Feature story | November 15, 2011 at 17:03

On Monday our activists made a gruesome discovery aboard the Chinese Taipei vessel Ming Maan Shyang No. 20

Overfishing

Page | July 22, 2008 at 22:26

Fish stock levels in the Mediterranean Sea are alarmingly low. The European Environment Agency says that over 65 percent of all fish stocks in the region are outside safe biological limits and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation,...

Other threats

Page | May 5, 2009 at 23:31

One of the most serious threats to life in the Mediterranean Sea and indeed every part of the global ocean is climate change. Climate change is already having an impact on the marine environment and this is likely to escalate swiftly, increasing...

Solutions

Page | July 22, 2008 at 22:27

The more we learn about the ocean and how it functions to maintain life on Earth - the more we understand how to preserve it. Just as the Mediterranean performs an important role within the Atlantic Ocean and beyond, so each individual ecosystem...

Map

Page | June 3, 2008 at 19:12

Greenpeace's proposal for a network of marine reserves in the Mediterranean.

Seabed mining

Page | February 4, 2011 at 22:07

The deep seabed, which lies below the oceans beyond the jurisdiction of any state, is home to unusual and rarely studied ecosystems and species. Some hydrothermal vents - underwater 'geysers' driven by volcanic activity - support complex...

Pots and traps

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:41

Pots, traps or ‘creels’ include a variety of designs that take the form of cages or baskets with one or more openings or entrances, with or without bait. They are usually set on the seabed, either singly or in rows, and are connected by ropes...

Hook-and-line

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:41

Hook-and-line is a general term used for a range of fishing methods that employ short fishing lines with hooks in one form or another (as opposed to long-lines). It includes hand-lines, hand-reels, powered reels, rod/pole-and-line, drop lines,...

Pelagic long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying baited hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on the bottom or suspended horizontally with the help of surface floats. Main lines can be over 150 km long...

Bottom long-lines

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Long-lines consist of short lines (called snoods) carrying hooks, attached at regular intervals to a longer main line that is laid on, or close to, the seabed. Main lines are up to 150 km long and can carry several thousand hooks.

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