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More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

| February 22, 2019

NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12[1] of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to protect what little remains of the eastern Baltic cod stock. This stock […]

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EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

| February 13, 2019

An ‘unambitous’ plan has been adopted by the European Parliament, for management of fisheries in the European waters of the Atlantic Ocean, says Oceana. Even though the Western Waters multi-annual plan (WWMAP) does set a long-term, regionalized framework for Atlantic fisheries, it lacks concrete measures on vital environmental issues such as protection of essential fish […]

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European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

| January 11, 2019

The European Parliament has  voted to adopt the first-ever multiannual plan for fishing in the Western Mediterranean Sea but rejected the necessary conservation measures that would fix the region’s overfishing crisis, where over 80% of stocks are overexploited and some at risk of collapse. Today’s outcome means MEPs in the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) have flouted […]

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EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

| December 18, 2018

Our Fish is aghast at the decision by the EU and Norway to continue overfishing in the North Sea and Atlantic waters [1]. Of sixteen shared TACs (Total Allowable Catches) that were agreed, only two follow the scientific advice, and overall, the agreement represents the worst outcome for shared fish stocks in ten years. “It […]

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EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

| December 17, 2018

Research by Oceana shows Denmark, France and the UK would register the highest increases in tonnes of fish if ministers followed scientific advice when setting 2019 catch limits at an EU meeting today (17 December). The EU could increase the amount of fish landings from the North-Eastern Atlantic and the North Sea by 56%, up […]

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Italian industry ‘hijacks’ European Commission-funded body to influence EU Parliament decision on Mediterranean fisheries says Oceana #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

Italian industry ‘hijacks’ European Commission-funded body to influence EU Parliament decision on Mediterranean fisheries says Oceana #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

| December 11, 2018

Oceana has seen evidence revealing that an EU-funded body, the Mediterranean Advisory Council (MedAC), aligned with a portion of the Italian fishing industry to lobby MEPs and postpone the latest European Parliament vote on the Western Mediterranean Multiannual Plan, which could have decided the future of the most overexploited sea in the world. Senior figures […]

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#Oceana – EU ‘ditches’ long-term conservation of deep-sea marine life

#Oceana – EU ‘ditches’ long-term conservation of deep-sea marine life

| November 23, 2018

After negotiations this week, agriculture and fisheries ministers came to a disappointing deal on “fishing opportunities” in the European Atlantic waters for the next two years. The agreement affects deep-sea fish and sharks, and goes against recommended conservation measures for this vulnerable marine life and sustainable fishing in the Atlantic, Oceana warns. The decision on […]

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