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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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#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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#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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#CodCrisis deepens in North Sea

#CodCrisis deepens in North Sea

| July 1, 2019

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has announced today the collapse of the North Sea cod population, and has recommended reducing its catch limits by 70% for 2020. In order to revert its critical situation, Oceana strongly encourages EU decision-makers to follow this advice, which is the result of an updated scientific assessment […]

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#IllegalFishing – EU lifts Taiwan’s yellow card following reforms

#IllegalFishing – EU lifts Taiwan’s yellow card following reforms

| June 28, 2019

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has decided to lift the yellow card acknowledging the progress made by Taiwan and the major upgrade of its fisheries legal and administrative systems to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella said: “I welcome the considerable efforts undertaken by Taiwan […]

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