Tag: Oceana

Ten years to save the #Ocean

Ten years to save the #Ocean

| January 28, 2020

Today (28 January), 102 environmental organizations, led by Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF are launching the ‘Blue Manifesto’. The rescue plan lays out concrete actions which must be delivered by set dates in order to turn the tide on the ever-degraded and polluted ocean and coastlines.  To be […]

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#OceanWeek2020 – Seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond

#OceanWeek2020 – Seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond

| January 24, 2020

Overfishing, pollution, acidification, warming – our precious ocean and the life that calls it home are now more at risk than ever before. Ocean Week 2020 is seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond that will put the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats, while offering […]

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#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #COP25 #EuropeanGreenDeal goes blue – Ocean vital to fight

#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #COP25 #EuropeanGreenDeal goes blue – Ocean vital to fight

| December 12, 2019

The European Commission unveiled the European Green Deal on 11 December, the flagship agenda driving Europe’s ecological transition to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Oceana welcomes that the ocean is part of the document, as marine habitats mitigate climate crisis by storing CO2, while ocean restoration and protection are fundamental for building […]

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#Oceana demands an action plan for the protection of the ‘blue forests’ at #COP25Madrid

#Oceana demands an action plan for the protection of the ‘blue forests’ at #COP25Madrid

| December 10, 2019

Underwater blue forests formed by large marine algae cover less than 10% of the area of terrestrial forests, yet can store as much CO2 as their land-based counterparts. Despite being widely distributed around all oceans, large marine algae are not considered a key element to fight against climate change. Oceana calls for the inclusion of algal […]

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#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

#EUGreenDeal #BlueEU #Oceana calls on new European Commission to make oceans part of EU Green Deal

| November 28, 2019

The European Parliament officially approved on 27 November the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its […]

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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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