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European Commission fails to propose an end to #Overfishing in #Baltic by 2020

European Commission fails to propose an end to #Overfishing in #Baltic by 2020

| September 2, 2019

Environmental NGOs Seas At Risk, Our Fish and Oceana are deeply disappointed that the Commission proposal for fishing limits in the Baltic allows for the continuation of  overfishing in 2020, even though there is a legal deadline to end overfishing by 2020 under the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The Commission’s proposal includes fishing limits that […]

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#VoluntaryMaritimeRegions willing to provide safe port for #OpenArms 

#VoluntaryMaritimeRegions willing to provide safe port for #OpenArms 

| August 12, 2019

Several maritime regions reiterate their willingness to provide humanitarian assistance, following the Open Letter from the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, calling for emergency assistance to the migrants stranded on the Open Arms boat.  Several members of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions have expressed their willingness to provide safe port for the Open Arms, […]

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#OurFish response to Commission ban on eastern Baltic cod: Too little, too late

#OurFish response to Commission ban on eastern Baltic cod: Too little, too late

| July 25, 2019

Our Fish has given a guarded welcome to the European Commission announcement of “emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse” by banning, “with immediate effect, commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea until 31 December 2019”. Our Fish believes that the ban is too little too […]

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Commission approves emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

Commission approves emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

| July 24, 2019

The Commission has announced emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse. Emergency measures will ban, with immediate effect, commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea until 31 December 2019. Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella said: “The impact of this cod stock collapsing would […]

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#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

| July 24, 2019

Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve transparency and […]

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#Oceana denounces potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing across the Mediterranean Sea

#Oceana denounces potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing across the Mediterranean Sea

| July 15, 2019

Analysis of satellite signals in the world’s most overfished sea reveals over 28 thousand hours of apparent fishing inside protected areas throughout 2018.  Oceana has unveiled potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing in the waters of the Mediterranean – the world’s most overfished sea (80% of fish stocks). The findings from this analysis will be submitted […]

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#Fishyleaks – New website aims to blow whistle on  #EUOverfishing

#Fishyleaks – New website aims to blow whistle on #EUOverfishing

| July 11, 2019

A new website launched on 10 July aims to provide a confidential, anonymous and secure way for people working in the fishing industry, public authorities or other areas to report what they believe are improper, unethical or illegal fishing practices.  “We created Fishyleaks to help those who want to share information with us, in a confidential, […]

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