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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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#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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#StopOverfishing: EU auditors expose serious lack of control in heavily overfished Mediterranean Sea

#StopOverfishing: EU auditors expose serious lack of control in heavily overfished Mediterranean Sea

Today (30 May) the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a damning report on fisheries compliance by member states. Auditors visited Spain, France, Italy and the UK (Scotland), which represent more than half of the EU fishing fleet and almost half of the total fish catches in the Union. The results reveal a lack of […]

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EU’s farthest-flung #fisheries need funding, say MEPs

EU’s farthest-flung #fisheries need funding, say MEPs

Young fishermen and fish farmers in the EU’s outermost regions (ORs) need financial help and incentives, including money for new boats, Parliament has said. The non-legislative resolution was passed by 428 votes to 64, with 118 abstentions. An amendment to allow EU and national funding to renew the OR fleet was passed by 358 votes […]

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