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#Fisheries officials feel heat as flamenco brings #COP25 to #Norway

#Fisheries officials feel heat as flamenco brings #COP25 to #Norway

| December 5, 2019

Delegates arriving for this morning’s session of the COP25 EU-Norway fisheries consultation were met by a troupe of flamboyant flamenco dancers to highlight the link between the UN climate change negotiations in Madrid and the need for the EU and Norway to deliver on their ambitions for climate action by ending overfishing of shared fish […]

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#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

| November 28, 2019

The European Parliament officially approved on 27 November the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its […]

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Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the #Atlantic and #NorthSea for 2020

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the #Atlantic and #NorthSea for 2020

| October 25, 2019

Ahead of the 16-17 December Council meeting on fisheries, the European Commission has adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea: for 32 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same; for 40 stocks the quota is reduced. The fishing opportunities, or […]

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#Oceana – Widespread engine power fraud calls for stronger cuts in fishing effort in the Mediterranean  #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

#Oceana – Widespread engine power fraud calls for stronger cuts in fishing effort in the Mediterranean  #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

| October 12, 2019

Oceana warns that the European Commission’s proposal on fishing opportunities for the Mediterranean and Black Sea falls short in tackling the overfishing crisis of these seas. The acknowledged extent of fraud in vessels’ engine power requires a higher reduction of fishing effort to ensure  the start of recovery of fish populations and a future for key fisheries […]

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#Oceana calls on EU to ban fishing of eastern Baltic cod #StopOverfishing #SaveTheCod

#Oceana calls on EU to ban fishing of eastern Baltic cod #StopOverfishing #SaveTheCod

| October 10, 2019

On 14 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) will meet in Luxembourg to decide on 2020 fishing limits for commercial species in the Baltic Sea. Oceana urges ministers to set catch limits in line with scientific advice. It is the last opportunity for the EU to meet the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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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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