Welcome to Marinet
MARINET is the voluntary network of Friends of the Earth Local Groups tasked with managing marine conservation issues for national Friends of the Earth. Membership is open not just to FOE Local Groups, but also to individuals and non-FOE organisations.
To find out more about Marinet and our activities please read our welcome message from our chair David Levy.
Don’t miss this…
About 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010) [UN Food and Agricultural Organisation], 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either failed or are not far from it.
When things started to go wrong with world fisheries, fish farming was hailed as the ultimate solution. Fish could be produced cheaply and pressure removed from wild stocks. It seemed like the perfect solution to a very big problem.
The UK government is claiming that of the 127 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) currently submitted to the Minister by his statutory advisors for designation only 31 are presently fit for purpose – and that further scientific evidence is still required for the official designation of the remaining 96 recommended MCZ sites. We provide here evidence which exists at the present time for one of these 96 “deferred sites” to show that the scientific evidence in support of its designation is already as full as can be reasonably required, and that therefore an assertion about “insufficient scientific evidence” simply cannot be sustained by the UK government.
A fascinating 18 minute video presentation by Robert Ballard from the US Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on previously undiscovered deep ocean life which is capable of existing without photosynthesis. We know more about the moon than we do of the depths on our own planet.
Watch this 1964 news documentary to see some of the horrors of the 1953 floods in East Anglia.
Meet the tuna before they’re fished-out
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