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Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes fish fight to Europe

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign against wasting fish went on the road today - starting in Brussels and destined for Germany, France, Spain and Poland later this year.

Report calls for rethink of farming and fishing

A far-reaching assessment of Britain's natural landscape will recommend revolutionary changes to the way the countryside is managed, including the idea that loss-making farmers should be paid to look after recreational woodlands for holidaymakers to enjoy.

Fish deaths blamed on temperature fall

More than 800 tonnes of fish have died and rotted on fish farms in a lake near the Taal volcano south of Manila, which authorities blame on a sudden temperature drop.

African fishermen take their fight to Billingsgate

West African fishermen have long complained about European fishing fleets diminishing their livelihoods, but frustrated by a lack of action through official channels, three individuals took their fight direct to the UK's largest indoor fish market yesterday. Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa El Moustapha Diop are in the UK to try to influence current reforms to the EU common fisheries policy. The fishermen headed straight to Billingsgate fish market in east London, which imports 40 per cent of its fish from around the world, to decry the impact over-fishing is having on their lives.

Western Australia: A beach break with a difference

A scientific research project in Western Australia offers the chance to explore the coastline by day and track turtles at night.

From fishing tackle to fashion must: a feather in your hair

Demand is so high that angling suppliers are making a killing

Lake Iseo: The perfect path along a sublime shore

The less-visited side of Italy's lake district is the ideal place for a not-too-strenuous walking holiday, says Linda Cookson

Travel Challenge: Cycling in the Netherlands

Each week we invite competing travel companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long cycling trip in the Netherlands. Prices are per person, based on two people departing in June.

Roman tomb found under Naples toxic waste dump

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman mausoleum under an illegal toxic waste dump near Naples.

Salmon: There's trouble upstream

The Atlantic salmon is under threat from over-fishing, pollution and farming. So what can be done to preserve this regal fish? By Robert MacDougall-Davis

Protesters dragged from BP annual meeting

Oil giant BP faced the anger of protesters inside and outside its annual general meeting today, which came just days before the first anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Fresh triumph for ethical tuna fishing campaign

Letters from customers and embarrassing headlines have forced the last major British supermarket group to drop a destructive form of tuna fishing.

Fishermen's bodies found off Irish coast

The bodies of two fishermen who have been missing for over a week have been recovered off the Irish coast.

Howard Jacobson: A test too far even for a Rabelaisian

I go one of two ways when I'm asked about my literary antecedents, depending on my mood.

'I've lost my wife, but I'm no worse off than others'

The fishing town of Rikuzen-Takata was flattened by the tsunami. David McNeill meets townspeople struggling to rebuild their lives
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