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Commission proposes #fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018

Commission proposes #fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where member states will agree next year’s fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea, the Commission is presenting its proposal for sustainable fishing by the industry. Today (7 November) the Commission presents its proposal for fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018. The Commission […]

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Commission warns #Vietnam over insufficient action to fight #IllegalFishing

Commission warns #Vietnam over insufficient action to fight #IllegalFishing

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is continuing its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide by warning Vietnam, with a “yellow card”, about the risk of it being identified as a non-co-operating country. The decision highlights that Vietnam is not doing enough to fight illegal fishing. It identifies shortcomings, such as the lack of an effective […]

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#Oceana: ‘The world’s oceans are in serious trouble’

#Oceana: ‘The world’s oceans are in serious trouble’

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The stark statistics speak for themselves. At current rates of consumption, plastic debris will most likely outnumber fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. More than 90% of fish stocks in the Mediterranean are over-exploited and the amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to […]

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EU Fisheries ministers’ all-night debate leads to continued Baltic #overfishing

EU Fisheries ministers’ all-night debate leads to continued Baltic #overfishing

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Light painting of artwork by Belgian street artist Gijs Vanhee, showing fish swimming outside the Luxembourg conference centre where the AGRIFISH meeting was taking place late at night.   Campaign organization Our Fish this morning (10 October) slammed the decision by EU fisheries ministers to set 2018 western Baltic cod quotas four times higher than cautious scientific […]

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European Union generates global action for #OurOcean

European Union generates global action for #OurOcean

Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet. They produce most of the oxygen we breathe and absorb 30% of the carbon we emit. Three billion people world-wide depend on the ocean for their livelihoods. One billion people rely on seafood as their main source of animal protein. But the oceans face a multitude of […]

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#Oceana: ‘EU ministers must put an end to overfishing in the Baltic Sea now’

#Oceana: ‘EU ministers must put an end to overfishing in the Baltic Sea now’

On 9 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) are due to meet in Luxembourg where ministers will decide on catch limits for the Baltic Sea in 2018. Oceana has actively been advocating for the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) to be in line with scientific advice and with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) commitments, […]

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#Oceana: EU’s external fishing fleet to become the most transparent, accountable and sustainable globally following legal reform

#Oceana: EU’s external fishing fleet to become the most transparent, accountable and sustainable globally following legal reform

Oceana, Environmental Justice Foundation and WWF have welcomed a new regulation announced yesterday governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet, which operates across the globe and is responsible for 28% of the EU’s total fish catches. After almost two years of negotiations, more than 23,000 vessels will need to follow the same sustainability standards, […]

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