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European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

| January 11, 2019

The European Parliament has  voted to adopt the first-ever multiannual plan for fishing in the Western Mediterranean Sea but rejected the necessary conservation measures that would fix the region’s overfishing crisis, where over 80% of stocks are overexploited and some at risk of collapse. Today’s outcome means MEPs in the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) have flouted […]

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EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

| December 18, 2018

Our Fish is aghast at the decision by the EU and Norway to continue overfishing in the North Sea and Atlantic waters [1]. Of sixteen shared TACs (Total Allowable Catches) that were agreed, only two follow the scientific advice, and overall, the agreement represents the worst outcome for shared fish stocks in ten years. “It […]

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EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

EU countries could catch 56% more fish if ministers stopped overfishing in Atlantic waters says #Oceana #AGRIFISH #StopOverfishing #CFPReality

| December 17, 2018

Research by Oceana shows Denmark, France and the UK would register the highest increases in tonnes of fish if ministers followed scientific advice when setting 2019 catch limits at an EU meeting today (17 December). The EU could increase the amount of fish landings from the North-Eastern Atlantic and the North Sea by 56%, up […]

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Italian industry ‘hijacks’ European Commission-funded body to influence EU Parliament decision on Mediterranean fisheries says Oceana #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

Italian industry ‘hijacks’ European Commission-funded body to influence EU Parliament decision on Mediterranean fisheries says Oceana #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

| December 11, 2018

Oceana has seen evidence revealing that an EU-funded body, the Mediterranean Advisory Council (MedAC), aligned with a portion of the Italian fishing industry to lobby MEPs and postpone the latest European Parliament vote on the Western Mediterranean Multiannual Plan, which could have decided the future of the most overexploited sea in the world. Senior figures […]

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#AdriaticSea – MEPs adopt multiannual plan for fisheries

#AdriaticSea – MEPs adopt multiannual plan for fisheries

| November 16, 2018

New draft rules on how, where and when small pelagic fish, such as anchovy and sardine, can be caught in the Adriatic Sea were adopted this week. The proposed multiannual plan, approved by 342 votes to 295 and 24 abstentions, would establish fishing opportunities for small species that swim near the surface of the Adriatic […]

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EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

EU and Republic of Korea join forces in fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated #IUUFishing

| October 19, 2018

The EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing with a joint statement signed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Republic of Korea Oceans and Fisheries Minister Kim Young-Choon. The signing took place on the eve of a […]

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#Oceana: Time is fast running out for ending #Overfishing in the #Baltic #StopOverfishing #BalticTACs #CFPreality

#Oceana: Time is fast running out for ending #Overfishing in the #Baltic #StopOverfishing #BalticTACs #CFPreality

| October 15, 2018

On 15 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) is due to meet in Luxembourg where ministers will decide on fishing limits for the Baltic Sea in 2019. Oceana encourages the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) to be in line with scientific advice, which could help rebuild stocks and eventually increase catches by 25%. In […]

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