Stories

17 November, 2022

by Jack Murphy, Fisheries Project Officer, Fauna & Flora International The societal and economic importance of global fisheries is hard to over-state, with catch of almost 100 million tonnes of fish per year, wild capture fisheries provide an important source of protein to billions. Fishing is a vast industry with huge direct and indirect consequences […]

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21 September, 2022

By Vivienne Solis Rivera, Founder, CoopeSoliDar R.L., Costa Rica and edited by Kate Bevitt, Communications Specialist, WorldFish Many environmental NGOs, including RISE UP members, express a deep and clear concern for small-scale fisheries (SSF) livelihoods, culture, and way of life. But what is the best way to support the SSF movement and their needs, concerns, […]

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27 July, 2022

by Richard Page, RISE UP Campaign Director. Almost three million whales were killed for their oil and meat in the 20th century, bringing many species to the brink of extinction. Meeting at this hotel on the 23rd July 1982, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) agreed a global ban on commercial whaling. The ban remains in […]

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13 June, 2022

World Ocean Day, June 8th, provides a chance to celebrate and highlight what’s at stake with regards to the Ocean for this and future generations. Singer-songwriter Ali Russell has shared her song The Pearl with us which expresses how many of us feel about marine life and the seas around us. Enjoy and we hope […]

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29 April, 2022

How artists and scientists are collaborating to communicate the plight of our coral reefs by Simon Meiklejohn (Vulgar Earth artist) The ocean attracts us all. There is nothing more other-worldly than to sit on a moonlit beach and to stare out at the twin alien worlds of space and ocean. Most of us live out […]

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8 February, 2022

In an effort to mobilise the international community and take tangible action to mitigate threats to the ocean, such as such as the effects of climate change, pollution or the overexploitation of marine resources, the President of the French Republic will host the One Ocean Summit, scheduled to take place in Brest on 9-11 February 2022.

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3 November, 2021

As we all focus on the Climate Conference in Glasgow, it is becoming increasingly clear that the ocean and the climate are interlinked components of the Earth system – and that we must address both the climate and the ocean crises to ensure a sustainable future for humanity and the planet. At the same time, […]

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