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#Oceana calls upon Mediterranean countries to protect areas crucial for fish survival to address overfishing crisis

#Oceana calls upon Mediterranean countries to protect areas crucial for fish survival to address overfishing crisis

| June 10, 2019

Ahead of a political meeting to address the overfishing crisis in the Mediterranean, Oceana is calling upon the region’s countries to protect essential fish habitats (EFHs) as an urgent measure to ensure a future for fisheries in the world’s most overfished sea. Members of the UN’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) will meet […]

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Fisheries and environmental organizations issue joint call for moratorium on #DeepSeaMining

Fisheries and environmental organizations issue joint call for moratorium on #DeepSeaMining

| May 29, 2019

Seas At Risk and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) welcome the call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters by the Long Distance Fleet Advisory Council (LDAC) of the European Union. In calling for a moratorium, the LDAC highlighted concerns by scientists, the fishing industry and environmental organisations over the potentially severe […]

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Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

| April 19, 2019

After more than three years’ work, the European Parliament has adopted new simplified and regionally-adaptable rules on how, where and when fishermen can fish. Over the past few years, the legislation, which aims at limiting unwanted catches and reducing the impact of fishing activities on natural resources and ecosystems, has developed into a very complex […]

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NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

| April 11, 2019

Environmental organizations all over Europe join forces in responding with great concern to a newly released report from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Once again the annual report reveals an alarming lack of progress from the EU in implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and honoring the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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#Fisheries – Commissioner Vella presents EU contingency plans to help mitigate the impact of no-deal #Brexit on fisheries

#Fisheries – Commissioner Vella presents EU contingency plans to help mitigate the impact of no-deal #Brexit on fisheries

| April 8, 2019

Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella has presented contingency measures to mitigate the impact on fisheries in case of a no-deal Brexit. The acts, tabled by the European Commission in January, have been agreed by member states and the European Parliament at the end of March, in record time. Underscoring that the EU stands shoulder […]

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MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

| April 4, 2019

A plan to manage fishing efforts and preserve stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea for demersal species was approved by MEPs on Thursday (4 April). The new plan covering demersal fish stocks, such as shrimps and Norway lobsters, aims to ensure that stocks can be exploited while maintaining their reproductive capacity. It should be evaluated […]

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#EUBorderAndCoastGuard – New corps of 10,000 border and coast guards by 2027

#EUBorderAndCoastGuard – New corps of 10,000 border and coast guards by 2027

| March 29, 2019

New measures strengthening the European Border and Coast Guard to secure the EU’s borders were agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators, on Thursday (28 March). The provisionally agreed changes to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) aim to remedy the current shortcomings and better respond to the present needs in security and migration. […]

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