French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
UK fishermen started the year in buoyant mood believing EU quotas would soon be scrapped. But coronavirus has dampened spirits. With Europe — their biggest market — in lockdown, the industry faces oblivion.
The fishing industry is a key issue in the debate over Brexit. But how did an industry that makes up only 0.1% of the UK economy become such a big deal?
Over 600 marine animals have been found dead along French beaches. Animal welfare activists say fishing nets are responsible for their deaths and predict an increase in numbers.
With much of the Central African Republic in the hands of warlords, it's a nation synonymous with violent conflict. Yet amid the chaos of a torn country, conservationists are hard at work.
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