Charles Clover

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Full name: Charles Clover (not to be confused with Charles Clover, FT foreign correspondent)

Area of interest: Environment

Journals/Organisation: The Sunday Times


Personal website:


Blog: The End of the Line


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About: Freelance environmental journalist and author, currently a columnist for The Sunday Times, a director of The Fish Film Company and editor of a campaigning website, fish2fork

Education: Westminster School; University of York: English and Philosophy

Career: The Spectator: Editor; The Daily Telegraph: formerly responsible for environmental coverage at The Daily Telegraph for 20 years and founder of the Telegraph's Earth Channel (2007); The Sunday Times: columnist, July 2009–

Current position/role: Columnist

  • also writes/written for:

Other roles/Main role: Editor of Fish2fork, Sustainable fish restaurant website and news channel about the oceans, 2009-

Other activities: Co-founder of the Agricultural Reform Group; Member of the Fisheries Reform Group; Founder and chairman of the Spitalfields Society - a civic society trying to rebuild the social and architectural fabric of the area; Trustee of Dedham Vale Society - dedicated to protecting the Dedham Vale area of outstanding natural beauty on the Essex/Suffolk border



Broadcast media: Frequent contributor to BBC TV, Sky and BBC Radio news, including BBC2's Newsnight



Awards/Honours: British Environment and Media’s National Journalist of the Year award, 1989, 1994 and 1996


Other: His father was a conventional farmer and his mother was an early member of the Soil Association

Books & Debate:

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  • Highgrove: An Experiment in Organic Gardening and Farming OCLC 27172511, 1993 (with Charles, Prince of Wales)
  • Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate OCLC 248269512, 2002

Latest work: The End of the Line: How Over-fishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat OCLC 67383509, 2006. See: Underwater treasures - Documentary makers look for the next eco-blockbuster, The Economist, 22nd January 2009 and In video: The End of the Line - A new documentary looks at the dangers of the fishing industry, The Independent, 3rd June 2009


Current debate:

The Sunday Times:

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Remit/Info: Environmental issues






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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

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The Daily Telegraph:

Column name: Earthlog

Remit/Info: *column ended February 2009*

Section: Earth

Role: Commentator



Website: Earth | Earthcomment | Charles Clover

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Friday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format:

Average length: 650/700 words



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