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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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Landing the blame – #Overfishing in the north-east #Atlantic 2020

Landing the blame – #Overfishing in the north-east #Atlantic 2020

| April 29, 2020

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Fisheries ministers are risking the sustainability of fish stocks by consistently setting fishing limits above scientific advice. This is our sixth and final year running a series of briefings to identify which member states are standing in the way of more fish, more profits, and more jobs for European citizens, writes Griffin […]

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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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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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#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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