In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to protect whales and sharks from becoming marine 'roadkill'.

More than 10 billion metric tons of goods travel by sea each year, making up 80 per cent of the world's merchandise…

Read more: Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming 'roadkill'

Over the past decade there’s been a steady rise across Africa in the attention given to the responsible use of the oceans to contribute to economic growth – or what’s known as the Blue Economy.



The opportunities around Africa’s blue economies are enormous with significant potential to create…

Read more: How African countries can harness huge potential in their oceans

The blue economy conference recently held in Nairobi ended on a high note but the momentum of implementing agreed concepts should not lose steam.



Although 38 of Africa’s 55 nations, including Kenya, have access to resource-rich oceans, they are yet to fully exploit the full potential of the…

Read more: How Kenya can leapfrog its blue economy plans

Africa risks being the worst plastic-polluted place on earth within three decades overtaking Asia, says a continental network calling for African contributions to solving the growing threat of marine waste.


Plastics are increasingly polluting the seas and oceans and threatening marine ecosystems. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS

“Plastic pollution is…

Read more: Marine Waste is Turning the Earth into a Plastic Planet

The prospects of harnessing ocean and other water resources for economic growth could be endangered if plastic pollution, overfishing and other maritime threats such as piracy are not properly tackled.


Polythene bags in Ngong River in Industrial area, Nairobi, as pictured on August 29, 2017, amid the country's…

Read more: Plastic pollution poses threat to water resources

Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," UN experts and activists said on Monday.


Fishermen land their boat at the beach near the coastal town of Joal-Fadiouth,…

Read more: African fishing communities face 'extinction' as blue economy grows - experts