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Asda makes 'global first' with sustainable seafood report

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Company tells customers where and how wild fish are caught in response to shoppers' concerns

08 Jul 2014

Bordeaux eyes up new market opportunities from cleaner estuary

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From tidal turbines to restored oysters, Bordeaux maps out plans for a sustainable estuary

01 Jul 2014

Fuel subsidies 'drive fishing industry's plunder of the high seas'

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Spain, France, UK, US and Japan among countries giving generous fuel subsidies enabling industrial fishing far offshore, says Global Ocean Commission

24 Jun 2014

Sainsbury's lands UK's first sustainable tuna sandwich

Supermarket giant says it has become the first retailer to offer an MSC-certified tuna sandwich

06 May 2014

EU imposes first ever ban on illegal fishing nations

Move ensures member states cannot import fish from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea or operate vessels in their waters

25 Mar 2014

John Kerry calls for global marine reserve expansion

US Secretary of State calls for action to protect 10 per cent of world's oceans in conservation zones

26 Feb 2014

EU warns economy is at risk from poorly oceans

New report reveals escalating crisis in the marine environment

21 Feb 2014

20 sustainability apps that made waves in 2013

Nike, eBay and others led the charge on designing apps and services that helped to drive change over the past year

19 Dec 2013

Interface lands a recycling role for old fishing nets

Carpet tile company joins Healthy Seas initiative that has already turned 20 tons of abandoned nets into new textiles

30 Oct 2013

XPRIZE dives into Earth's final frontier – our oceans and their future health

Scientific funding foundation launches new prizes for research into acidification, climate change, garbage and other issues

23 Oct 2013

How Whole Foods is changing aquaculture

The company's goal involves creating a best practices model that others can emulate

18 Oct 2013

Poor ocean health threatens food security and increases flood risk

Conservation International's Ocean Health Index says countries must take urgent steps to use the sea's resources more sustainably

15 Oct 2013

Updated: Richard Benyon steps down as Defra minister

Changes due at Defra and DCLG as long-awaited reshuffle gets under way

07 Oct 2013

It's time for business to gang up on the barriers to change

Businesses need to collaborate with NGOs, communities and the public sector to make serious change happen, argues author Penny Walker

26 Jul 2013

This World Oceans Day it's time to call for more to be done on sourcing seafood sustainably

Sourcing sustainable seafood is an essential step more businesses should take in order to ensure the future of ocean life, argues Marks & Spencer Head of Sustainable Business Mike Barry

07 Jun 2013

Green groups hail sustainable EU fisheries deal

Compromise between Parliament and Council will eliminate almost all discards and take steps to address overfishing

31 May 2013

EU fisheries reform plan falls short of outright discards ban

Green campaigners disappointed as ministers agree on phased in five per cent discard rate from 2015, with exemptions on some species

17 May 2013

Waitrose to halve packaging and sell only sustainable fish by 2016

Retailer unveils new 12 targets, including increasing use of LED lights and powering 40 stores with sustainable woodchips

07 May 2013

Scientists attack government climbdown on marine protection

Academics warn government it could be condemning marine environment to 'years of overexploitation and degradation'

22 Apr 2013

Chinese fishing fleet in African waters reports nine per cent of catch to UN

Researchers say a new way to estimate the size and value of catches shows the extent of looting of Africa

04 Apr 2013

EU ministers approve fish discards ban - with concessions

End to scandal of dumping unwanted fish edges closer, but proposals would allow some crews to continue the practice

27 Feb 2013

Interpol initiative aims to batter fisheries crime

Project SCALE launched to chip away at $23bn illegal activities contributing to resource depletion and trafficking

26 Feb 2013

David Miliband to head global fight to prevent eco-disaster in oceans

As leader of a campaign being unveiled this week, the ex-foreign secretary says exploitation of the seas has led us to a crisis point

11 Feb 2013

European Parliament backs ban on fish discards

Wide-ranging reforms approved by MEPs, paving way for new sustainable fisheries policy

06 Feb 2013

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