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#Oceana calls on EU to ban fishing of eastern Baltic cod #StopOverfishing #SaveTheCod

#Oceana calls on EU to ban fishing of eastern Baltic cod #StopOverfishing #SaveTheCod

| October 10, 2019

On 14 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) will meet in Luxembourg to decide on 2020 fishing limits for commercial species in the Baltic Sea. Oceana urges ministers to set catch limits in line with scientific advice. It is the last opportunity for the EU to meet the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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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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#NorthSea fisheries: MEPs back EU plan to sustain stocks of demersal species

#NorthSea fisheries: MEPs back EU plan to sustain stocks of demersal species

| May 31, 2018

A new EU multiannual plan to prevent overfishing of demersal species and thus offer North Sea fishing communities more security was approved by MEPs on Tuesday (29 May). The second multiannual fisheries plan under the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) – approved by 520 votes to 131, with 9 abstentions – will regulate the management […]

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Most productive sea in Europe traded away by Parliament, says #Oceana

Most productive sea in Europe traded away by Parliament, says #Oceana

| May 31, 2018

On 30 May, the European Parliament adopted in its final vote the North Sea Multi-Annual Plan (NSMAP). The plan covers nearly one-third of all fish catches in EU waters, and includes demersal species, such as: cod, haddock, whiting, sole, plaice and Norway lobster. According to Oceana, the final deal is not acceptable, as it does […]

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European Commission’s #fisheries plan ignores sustainability of #AtlanticcEosystems

European Commission’s #fisheries plan ignores sustainability of #AtlanticcEosystems

| March 23, 2018

The European Commission’s proposal for a multi-annual fisheries plan for western waters is a missed opportunity to preserve Atlantic ecosystems, according to Oceana. The plan, released today, concerns stocks for fish living at the sea bottom or close to it, targeted by fleets from eight countries. Sustainable catch limits will only be set for 16 […]

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#Oceana: EU fails to reach ambitious deal on management of North Sea fisheries

#Oceana: EU fails to reach ambitious deal on management of North Sea fisheries

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite an optimistic vote in September at plenary session in the European Parliament to end overfishing, the key three EU institutions failed to reach an ambitious deal in the final negotiations, that would have ensured truly sustainable management of North Sea fisheries. The North Sea Multi-Annual Plan (NSMAP) covers nearly one-third of all fish catches […]

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