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Archives for EU Priorities 2020

Oceana report finds that most of EU countries have no plans to strengthen marine protected areas (MPAs) and effectively halt biodiversity loss Oceana’s analysis conducted on 16 EU Member States’ plans for measures, has revealed a widespread lack of ambition to effectively use networks of MPAs to contribute to the EU’s objective of achieving healthy,… » read more

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Author: Vanya Vulperhorst, Oceana Today’s agreement by EU bodies on a new regulation governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet is a momentous step towards building sustainable fisheries globally and deserves wholehearted praise. After almost two years of negotiations, the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Fisheries Ministers have agreed on a… » read more

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This month’s first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference and the upcoming Our Ocean meeting to be hosted by the EU, put robust governance of our oceans and sustainable use of marine resources to the forefront as perhaps never before. With this in mind, the world’s largest market for seafood, the EU, must ensure the most ambitious… » read more

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2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

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Lasse Gustavsson is the Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation focused solely on marine conservation.   For the first time ever, we know the full potential of fish recovery in Europe and it’s good news! If we fully implement the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and manage stocks sustainably, fish… » read more

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Oceana condemns the decision by the EU Fisheries Council on Baltic catch limits for 2016 Today, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU reached an agreement on the 2016 total allowable catches (TAC) for the Baltic Sea fish stocks. Regretfully, just like the last year, European ministers have yet again decided to ignore scientific… » read more

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European Environment Agency reveals only 5.9% of EU marine waters are protected, and many only on paper Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its Marine Protected Areas in Europe’s Seas report, which shows that only 5.9% of the EU marine surface is protected, not even close to the 10% that governments have committed to… » read more

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Interview with María José-Cornax, Fisheries Campaign Director for Oceana Europe. Recently Oceana, together with its NGO partner organisations, launched a new online database whofishesfar.org showcasing 15,264 EU vessels authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014. Where did the idea of the website come from and what’s so important about this initiative? The… » read more

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Oceana calls on the EU states to follow scientific advice in setting TACs and prioritise stock recovery in their final decisions Today, the European Commission has presented its annual proposal of catch limits (TACs) for the Baltic Sea. The proposal is based largely on scientific advice, issued by the International Council on the Exploration of… » read more

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The first-ever EU global fishing transparency website, www.whofishesfar.org shows that 15,264 EU vessels were authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014 29th July 2015: Today, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF heralded a new era of fisheries transparency with the launch of an online database detailing 15,264 EU vessels authorised… » read more

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