Rise Up for the Ocean

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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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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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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25 May, 2020

by Karen Sack, President and CEO of Ocean Unite

It is a paradox that, even as millions of us remain isolated from our families, friends and colleagues, one of the clearest lessons of the global pandemic is that for better or worse we are all connected with each other. We are also connected with the millions of species sharing our planet, and by our dependence on Earth’s natural systems.

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