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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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#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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Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

| June 20, 2019

EU member states need to consider the islands needs and recognize their crucial role as laboratory for the transition to low-carbon future. The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions’ (CPMR) Islands Commission and Greening the Islands call for structured dialogue between island administrations, business and European institutions to help deliver the EU’s energy transition objectives for 2030 and […]

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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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