University researchers help provide a beacon of hope in quest to eradicate ghost fishing
Professor Richard Thompson OBE and Dr Winnie Courtene-Jones, of the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit, worked on a new report showing that a simple piece of technology could reduce the fishing gear lost to our oceans
Scientists release previously unseen footage showing environmental impacts of pot fishing
Scientists from the University of Plymouth attached video cameras to pots used by crab and lobster fishermen off the south coast of England
Fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel in the English Channel
Plymouth University news: Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen ‘scraping the barrel’.
Project aims to transform how fishing industry deals with discarded nets
The University of Plymouth is among the partners in the INdIGO (INnovative fIshing Gear for Ocean) project, which has received €2.9million from the Interreg VA France (Channel) England (FCE) European Programme.
Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen
Research by the Blue Marine Foundation and the University of Plymouth Marine Institute, funded through a donation from Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton, aims to improve the conservation of fish and the incomes of fishermen in UK coastal waters
Scientists tag bass in bid to explain falling stock numbers
Marine scientists at the University of Plymouth are working with fishermen in north and south Devon to track the movement of bass in order to develop a clearer understanding of their feeding patterns
Limits on pot fishing can result in win-win for fishermen and marine wildlife
A report by the University of Plymouth, funded by Defra and the Blue Marine Foundation, has found that in areas of low potting intensity the industry was operating in a way that had little impact on seabed species or economically-important shellfish
Fishers keen to help address the problem of marine litter
Researchers at the University of Plymouth and the University of Surrey spoke to around 120 fishers and other stakeholders, including boat owners and crew both signed up and not registered with the Fishing for Litter (FFL) initiative
New study shows net value of seagrass to fishing in the Mediterranean
Plymouth University news: A new study by researchers at Plymouth University with counterparts in Australia has revealed the economic value of seagrass habitat to commercial and recreational fishing industries
Science, Conservation and Industry gather for annual Plymouth University Marine Institute Lecture
Plymouth University news: The annual Marine Institute Lecture will bring together experts from science, conservation and the fishing industry to consider the state of the world's seas and how to take a sustainable approach to fishing them.