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#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

| May 29, 2020

Responding to today’s (29 May) publication of annual scientific advice for EU fishing limits for 2021 in the Baltic Sea by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), which finds important Baltic fish populations remain in a state of crisis, and the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem in very poor health [1], a group […]

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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

| May 21, 2020

Oceana welcomes the European Commission’s much-expected new 10-year plan, presented on 20 May, to save biodiversity and its ambition to deliver urgent action to protect the environment – something that 90% of EU citizens support (Eurobarometer Survey). Restoring healthy, well-functioning and resilient natural ecosystems is also central to the European Green Deal and has become […]

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EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands reach an agreement for better monitoring and control of #PelagicFishStocks

EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands reach an agreement for better monitoring and control of #PelagicFishStocks

The European Union, Norway and the Faeroe Islands reached an agreement for the monitoring, control and surveillance of shared pelagic fisheries stocks in the North East Atlantic. The agreement concerns mackerel, horse mackerel, blue whiting and herring. This is the first dedicated agreement on fisheries control and a major step in progressively achieving a level playing field […]

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Landing the blame – #Overfishing in the north-east #Atlantic 2020

Landing the blame – #Overfishing in the north-east #Atlantic 2020

| April 29, 2020

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Fisheries ministers are risking the sustainability of fish stocks by consistently setting fishing limits above scientific advice. This is our sixth and final year running a series of briefings to identify which member states are standing in the way of more fish, more profits, and more jobs for European citizens, writes Griffin […]

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Commission endorses extension of Belgian seafarer scheme for #MaritimeTransport

Commission endorses extension of Belgian seafarer scheme for #MaritimeTransport

| April 28, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the extension to new types of vessels of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in Belgium. Under the existing scheme, seafarers employed on self-propelled vessels registered in a member state of the European Economic Area can benefit from a reduction of social security contributions. […]

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#COVID-19 – Emergency measures to help EU farmers and fishermen

#COVID-19 – Emergency measures to help EU farmers and fishermen

| April 21, 2020

©Curto/Adobe Stock  The EU has approved emergency measures to help farmers and fishermen affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In order to avoid disruption to food supplies, the EU has taken urgent measures to support food producers. Main problems faced by food producers While delays to cross border flows of agriculture goods were solved by the […]

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