Tag: Oceana

#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

| May 29, 2020

Responding to today’s (29 May) publication of annual scientific advice for EU fishing limits for 2021 in the Baltic Sea by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), which finds important Baltic fish populations remain in a state of crisis, and the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem in very poor health [1], a group […]

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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

#Oceana welcomes new EU Biodiversity Strategy as critical to rebuilding marine resilience and enabling a ‘blue’ future for Europe

| May 21, 2020

Oceana welcomes the European Commission’s much-expected new 10-year plan, presented on 20 May, to save biodiversity and its ambition to deliver urgent action to protect the environment – something that 90% of EU citizens support (Eurobarometer Survey). Restoring healthy, well-functioning and resilient natural ecosystems is also central to the European Green Deal and has become […]

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#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

| March 4, 2020

On 3 March, the European Commission and the UN Environment Programme launched a Global Coalition for Biodiversity, building momentum ahead of the international negotiations of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity COP15 in China in October 2020. Oceana welcomes this call for action and urges all governments to agree on ambitious post-2020 targets that protect […]

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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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