Tag: Oceana

#Oceana urges protection of #JuvenileFish in #Mediterranean

#Oceana urges protection of #JuvenileFish in #Mediterranean

| November 1, 2019

Oceana urges Mediterranean countries to preserve young and undersized fish in the Mediterranean in order to restore fish stocks of the world’s most overfished sea. As FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is to meet in Athens next week, Oceana calls for all new management plans to protect spawning and breeding grounds (Essential Fish Habitats). Additionally, […]

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#Oceana – Widespread engine power fraud calls for stronger cuts in fishing effort in the Mediterranean  #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

#Oceana – Widespread engine power fraud calls for stronger cuts in fishing effort in the Mediterranean  #WestMedMAP #WMedMAP

| October 12, 2019

Oceana warns that the European Commission’s proposal on fishing opportunities for the Mediterranean and Black Sea falls short in tackling the overfishing crisis of these seas. The acknowledged extent of fraud in vessels’ engine power requires a higher reduction of fishing effort to ensure  the start of recovery of fish populations and a future for key fisheries […]

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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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European Commission fails to propose an end to #Overfishing in #Baltic by 2020

European Commission fails to propose an end to #Overfishing in #Baltic by 2020

| September 2, 2019

Environmental NGOs Seas At Risk, Our Fish and Oceana are deeply disappointed that the Commission proposal for fishing limits in the Baltic allows for the continuation of  overfishing in 2020, even though there is a legal deadline to end overfishing by 2020 under the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The Commission’s proposal includes fishing limits that […]

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#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

| July 24, 2019

Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve transparency and […]

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#CodCrisis deepens in North Sea

#CodCrisis deepens in North Sea

| July 1, 2019

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has announced today the collapse of the North Sea cod population, and has recommended reducing its catch limits by 70% for 2020. In order to revert its critical situation, Oceana strongly encourages EU decision-makers to follow this advice, which is the result of an updated scientific assessment […]

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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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