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Tuna watching – bluefin are back in UK waters in numbers for the 5th successive year

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Cefas scientists have teamed up with the University of Exeter to map the distribution and movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna in UK waters.  The sightings are coming in thick and fast as the tagging season gets underway. The Atlantic bluefin …

How we are tackling illegal trade of sharks and rays in the world’s largest shark fishing nation

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Unsustainable trade of shark products, most notably shark fins, threatens the survival of some species. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that aims to ensure commercial trade …

"Marine noise budgets" – a new method to manage the impact of underwater noise

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Cefas scientists have published a study which proposes a new methodology to manage the impact of underwater noise on marine life. The work, titled “Marine Noise Budgets in Practice” and published in the journal Conservation Letters, allows policy makers to …