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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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MEPs forget about legal deadline to achieve #SustainableFishing in all EU waters by 2020 #StopOverfishing #WWMAP #CFPreality

MEPs forget about legal deadline to achieve #SustainableFishing in all EU waters by 2020 #StopOverfishing #WWMAP #CFPreality

| October 11, 2018

MEPs have introduced changes that significantly weaken a plan to better manage fisheries in the European waters of the Atlantic Ocean. After a vote in the European Parliament, the Fisheries Committee voted to take a step backwards on sustainably managing the fishing grounds for eight major EU fishing countries and overlooked legal obligations under the […]

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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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EU ministers decide to continue #overfishing in the Atlantic waters in 2018

EU ministers decide to continue #overfishing in the Atlantic waters in 2018

| December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agrifish) late Tuesday night (12 December) agreed on fishing limits for the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea for 2018. The Council’s decision is based on the European Commission’s annual proposal for fishing limits which includes commercially important species, such as cod, hake, anglerfish, Norway lobster, sole, haddock, and horse mackerel. […]

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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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#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU catches from North-East Atlantic stocks could rise by 1.8 million tonnes a year, if we fished at sustainable levels and followed science, according to an Oceana study. On 7 November, the European Commission published its annual proposal on total allowable catches (TACs) in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018, which will be […]

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#NorthSea: A sustainable and profitable management plan for the region and its fishermen

#NorthSea: A sustainable and profitable management plan for the region and its fishermen

Today (3 August) the European Commission has proposed a multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea. The proposal covers demersal fish stocks, i.e. fish that live and feed near the bottom of the sea, and aims to ensure that stocks are fished at sustainable levels. It will also bring decision-making closer to […]

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