Anna Patty Marine conservationist Attila Kaszo fears for the survival of some fish species if the state government pushes ahead this week with a decision to lift a ban on recreational fishing in protected...
Fishermen and scientists questioning how many fish can be sustainably taken from a reef believe they've quantified the tipping point.
Richard Gray, London Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of animals on the planet, with more than a third facing extinction, according to a report British scientists are preparing.
Jack Shenker CAIRO: A deadly combination of overfishing, illegal waste dumping and irresponsible tourist behaviour helped trigger Egypt's recent shark attacks, preliminary scientific findings show.
Juliet Eilperin US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will "try to coalesce global action around the oceans" next week by hosting an international summit aimed at curbing overfishing, pollution and chemical...
Coral Davenport US President Barack Obama reveals plans for a two million square-kilometre sanctuary in the Pacific as Australia comes under criticism for the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from a Hollywood...
Peter Hannam Next time you shampoo or clean your teeth, you may inadvertently be contributing to a spreading scourge of the world’s oceans.
Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.
Andrew Darby Australian fishers are edging closer to sustainability, but a handful of wild stocks are still being damaged, according to a federal government report.
Global warming is causing a silent storm in the oceans by acidifying waters at a record rate, threatening marine life from coral reefs to fish stocks, an international study showed.
Peter Hannam When it comes to jellyfish on Australian beaches, getting stung may be the least of our worries.
Michael Green Starfish, cyclones, chemicals. If things continue the way they are, the Great Barrier Reef won't be great for much longer.
David Wroe Like many forests on land, the giant kelp jungles in the waters off south-east Australia are gravely threatened by climate change, scientists say.
The two-year ban imposed this week on the freshly renamed super trawler Abel Tasman had been brewing for months.
Farrah Tomazin, Stephanie Peatling Super trawlers will be prevented from operating in Victorian waters under a Baillieu government ban designed to protect the state's recreational and commercial fishing interests.
Andrew Darby Australia is joining France and the European Union in supporting a network of marine reserves fanning out from east Antarctica, as global ocean protection gains pace.
Tom Arup THEY are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1400 kilograms, but an emerging Chinese medicine market for gill rakers is threatening global populations of giant manta rays.
Ben Cubby IT'S the sharks, manta rays and critically endangered sea turtles that John West rejects that should eventually make it sustainable.
Andrew Darby The first nationwide snapshot of Australian wild fisheries has found most are in good shape, but critics say it fails to mention fish whose stocks have already crashed.
Marika Dobbin Giant friendly fish that can live for 70 years but were almost wiped out of Victorian waters have established a school in East Gippsland.