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New Report on EU Fishing Subsidies

Misguided subsidies are helping destroy the world’s remaining fish stocks, and the EU is among the worst culprits. An excellent study by Oceana does a good job in quantifying what subsidies there are, how much they cost and why they’re so dangerous...

David Graeber on the Origins of Money

The excellent anthropologist David Graeber has an interview on Naked Capitalism discussing his new book, Debt: The First 5000 Years. Graeber is a lucid writer and his interview explores the origins of money as a measure of debt. It's well worth a read. Since antiquity the worst-case scenario that everyone felt would lead to total [...]

Marine Protected Areas and Stock Recovery

Marine Reserves are one of the most effective ways of enabling a fish stock recovery. They are a key recommendation of the International Programme of the State of the Oceans and are backed up by  experience across the world. Cabo Pulmo National Park, a no-take area in Mexico, has been especially successful in stock restoration. [...]

Warren Buffett says ‘Tax the Rich!’

One of the richest men in the world has called for increases in US top-rate tax in the New York Times. Last year my federal tax bill — the income tax I paid, as well as payroll taxes paid by me and on my behalf — was $6,938,744. That sounds like a lot of money. [...]

Fish consumption increases

One of the key messages from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight TV series was that people can eat fish sustainably, they should just shift  to under-used species. Unfortunately, while there has been an increase in consumption of species like mackerel and pouting, the consumption of threatened species like cod remains steady. [...]