Tag: conservation

The Marine Conservation Society, MCS, is the voice for everyone who loves the sea, working to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened sea life before it is lost forever. Almost nowhere in UK seas is marine wildlife safe from harm and the need to establish marine protected areas where wildlife can recover and flourish is vital. Beach litter has doubled over the last decade. 88% of Europe’s fish stocks are overfished or depleted. Once common fish such as skate and cod are now rare.…

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It has been reported throughout the angling grapevine that what is believed to be the largest freshwater fish landed has been caught by British angler, Ian Welch while he was visiting Thailand helping in the tagging programme for these huge fish. Tagging the fish helps marine biologist track their movements and hence helps in the study of such wonderful creatures. The giant freshwater stingray, weighing as much as 350kg (772lbs, or about 55 stone), was said to be the size of a garden shed and so cumbersome that Ian Welch…

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