• 2017 Earth Overshoot Day is today

    By August 2, 2017,¬†we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester.     Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as […]


    Updated: 02 August, 2017

  • UAE fish stocks down two-thirds!

    Fish stocks off the east coast decreased by more than two-thirds in just nine years.   Stocks were estimated to be 529 kilograms a square kilometre in 2011 compared with 1,735kg per square kilometre in 2002, figures from the Ministry of Environment and Water reveal.   The data was released to Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language […]


    Updated: 29 May, 2013

  • Fish dead in scores off Dubai shores

    Thousands of dead fish have been found floating off the coast of Dubai by coast guards, leading to speculation that illegal and unethical fishing practices may be going on unbeknownst to officials. Emirat Alyoum, an Arabic language daily based in the UAE, posted video footage of the 1 km-long stretch of dead fish off Boya […]


    Updated: 20 February, 2012

  • Kuwait forced to consider two-year ban against Over-fishing

    Overfishing is destroying Kuwait’s fish stocks and driving up the prices of local seafood, Kuwaiti fishermen said this week. The decline in fish stocks has become so severe that the government is considering a two-year ban on all fishing in Kuwaiti waters. The public authority for agriculture and fish resources (PAAFR), large private companies and […]


    Updated: 09 July, 2011

  • Oceans in worse state than previously suspected

    href=”http://www.goumbook.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/06/coral-reefs.jpg”> height=”405″ /> World’s oceans in ‘shocking’ decline The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”. They conclude that […]


    Updated: 21 June, 2011