Seagrass

Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Sustainable Places

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth: Research Fellow, Cardiff University Lina Mtwana Nordlund: Researcher in coastal environmental sciences, Stockholm University Richard K.F. Unsworth: Lecturer, Swansea University This blog first appeared on The Conversation. Seafood consumption is both a love and a necessity for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. And its supply is a key part of maintaining food
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Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Posted on 2 March 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University At least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries. Limited attention has been paid to small-scale fisheries, which
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Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Posted on 16 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University Britain’s seagrass is a refuge for numerous species of fish, stabilises sandy beaches, and helps to lock away the carbon which humans produce. The meadows that surround the country’s coast have been called the “canaries of the sea”, due to their sensitivity to
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How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Richard K.F. Unsworth, Swansea University; Benjamin Jones, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Stockholm University Originally published on The Conversation   Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began
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Puttalam Lagoon – Paradise Lost?

Posted on 23 September 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Sustainable Placess Research Assistant Benjamin Jones. @BoardshortsBen http://www.benjaminjonesphoto.com/sri-lanka  At the end of August I spent 10 days conducting fieldwork in Pattalam Lagoon, which is situated in the north west of Sri Lanka. The purpose of my visit to Puttalam Lagoon was to set up socio-economic and fish landings surveys with a research collaborator, who will
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