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#Oceana calls upon Mediterranean countries to protect areas crucial for fish survival to address overfishing crisis

#Oceana calls upon Mediterranean countries to protect areas crucial for fish survival to address overfishing crisis

| June 10, 2019

Ahead of a political meeting to address the overfishing crisis in the Mediterranean, Oceana is calling upon the region’s countries to protect essential fish habitats (EFHs) as an urgent measure to ensure a future for fisheries in the world’s most overfished sea. Members of the UN’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) will meet […]

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NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

| April 11, 2019

Environmental organizations all over Europe join forces in responding with great concern to a newly released report from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Once again the annual report reveals an alarming lack of progress from the EU in implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and honoring the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

| April 4, 2019

A plan to manage fishing efforts and preserve stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea for demersal species was approved by MEPs on Thursday (4 April). The new plan covering demersal fish stocks, such as shrimps and Norway lobsters, aims to ensure that stocks can be exploited while maintaining their reproductive capacity. It should be evaluated […]

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More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

| February 22, 2019

NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12[1] of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to protect what little remains of the eastern Baltic cod stock. This stock […]

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EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

| February 13, 2019

An ‘unambitous’ plan has been adopted by the European Parliament, for management of fisheries in the European waters of the Atlantic Ocean, says Oceana. Even though the Western Waters multi-annual plan (WWMAP) does set a long-term, regionalized framework for Atlantic fisheries, it lacks concrete measures on vital environmental issues such as protection of essential fish […]

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#Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of ‘no-deal’ #Brexit on EU fisheries

#Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of ‘no-deal’ #Brexit on EU fisheries

| January 25, 2019

Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Commission has today adopted two legislative proposals to help mitigate the significant impact that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would have on EU fisheries. This is part of the Commission’s ongoing preparedness and contingency work and will help ensure a coordinated EU-wide […]

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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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