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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: European Parliament votes for greater transparency in EU’s fishing operations outside EU waters

#Oceana: European Parliament votes for greater transparency in EU’s fishing operations outside EU waters

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the European Parliament voted today (2 February) on the European Commission’s proposal to sustainably manage the activities of the EU’s fishing fleet operating outside European Union waters. EU fishing vessels operate in the waters of developing coastal states of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and off the coast of Central Africa under various […]

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MEPs ask for uniform fair treatment for #EUFishermen

MEPs ask for uniform fair treatment for #EUFishermen

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

EU fisheries rules should be applied uniformly to all EU fishermen, so that they are treated fairly, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday (25 October). Inspection procedures, e.g. for net mesh sizes and catches, should be standardized, as should penalties for infringements, it says. Introducing an EU “core curriculum” for training all fisheries […]

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#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

At an upcoming OECD conference on combating crime in the fisheries sector, Oceana will be launching a project aimed at mobilizing the global marine insurance industry in taking action against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Recently published research has revealed that IUU fishing vessel operators are able to purchase insurance coverage for their blacklisted […]

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Commission proposes deep-sea #fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species

Commission proposes deep-sea #fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species

Commission proposes fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic. The European Commission has today, October 6, proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2017-2018. Deep-sea fisheries account for about 1% of all fish caught in […]

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EU #fisheries ministers refuse to support strong proposal for EU fishing fleet in non-EU waters

EU #fisheries ministers refuse to support strong proposal for EU fishing fleet in non-EU waters

Today (28 June), European fisheries ministers have agreed a joint position on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate the sustainable management of the EU external fishing fleet (EC 2015/636), which according to WhoFishesFar.org, totaled 22,085 vessels between 2008-2015. Oceana is disappointed that EU fisheries ministers removed the option that would give the the European Commission […]

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