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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

| May 21, 2020

Oceana welcomes the European Commission’s much-expected new 10-year plan, presented on 20 May, to save biodiversity and its ambition to deliver urgent action to protect the environment – something that 90% of EU citizens support (Eurobarometer Survey). Restoring healthy, well-functioning and resilient natural ecosystems is also central to the European Green Deal and has become […]

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#Oceana appoints Vera Coelho as senior director of advocacy in Europe

#Oceana appoints Vera Coelho as senior director of advocacy in Europe

| April 1, 2020

Vera Coelho joins Oceana in Europe’s Brussels office as the senior director of advocacy — a new position that oversees its campaigns and represents Oceana before key partners and institutions in Europe. Before joining Oceana, Vera worked with national, European and global non-governmental organisations including The Pew Charitable Trusts, Seas At Risk and Wetlands International. […]

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#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

| March 4, 2020

On 3 March, the European Commission and the UN Environment Programme launched a Global Coalition for Biodiversity, building momentum ahead of the international negotiations of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity COP15 in China in October 2020. Oceana welcomes this call for action and urges all governments to agree on ambitious post-2020 targets that protect […]

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European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million #BlueInvestFund

European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million #BlueInvestFund

| February 5, 2020

During the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund launched the BlueInvest Fund. This is a €75 million equity investment fund for the blue economy which will be managed by the EIF and provide financing to underlying equity funds that strategically target and support the innovative blue economy. The blue economy […]

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Britain to introduce bill to end automatic #EUFishingRights in UK waters

Britain to introduce bill to end automatic #EUFishingRights in UK waters

| January 30, 2020

The British government said it would introduce a bill into parliament on Wednesday (29 January) for legislation to end automatic rights for European Union vessels to fish in UK waters, writes Kanishka Singh. Under the Fisheries Bill, Britain will leave the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy at the end of the 11-month Brexit transition period […]

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#Overfishing – UK government waives rules to allow fishermen to rule the waves 

#Overfishing – UK government waives rules to allow fishermen to rule the waves 

| January 30, 2020

The UK Fisheries Bill to be laid before parliament would make overfishing legal, a serious setback to the legal obligation to fish sustainably under EU law, warns Oceana. The UK government has revoked the legal duty to fish sustainably, at Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) in the new Fisheries Bill, despite their claims to the contrary. […]

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