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Driftnets

Overfishing 101: Getting Serious About Illegal Tuna Fishing in the Mediterranean

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Held on the sea's surface or just below with floating devices, driftnets can be miles long. Depending on the size of the mesh, they can entangle anything that happens to swim nearby, including sea turtles, whales, swordfish, and tuna.

Study: 40 Fish Species Could Vanish

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- A new study suggests that more than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years. The study released Tuesday by ...