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Europe A Step Closer To Protecting Deep Sea From Bottom Trawling

European Parliament must now conclude negotiations with Council and Commission The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) welcomes the latest milestones in a lengthy battle to protect a uniquely vulnerable environment as the European Union (EU) Fisheries Council agreed last week to support measures to limit destructive deep-sea fishing, in particular to prohibit bottom trawling below […]

Evidence says it’s time for a depth limit on trawling

Author: David Bailey Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine), University of Glasgow On September 28, The Conversation published an article: “Don’t fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable” by Magnus Johnson, a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology at the University of Hull. The article criticised a paper […]

Ground-breaking Research Confirms Case for the EU to Close the Deep Sea to Bottom Trawling Below 600 Metres

As officials meet this week to consider new EU legislation to manage deep-sea fisheries, a new scientific study highlights a pragmatic solution to protecting one of the most vulnerable environments on earth. Based on an analysis of the catch of fish in deep-sea research trawl surveys in the northeast Atlantic, the paper, A Scientific Basis […]

Minister Fernand Etgen Welcomes Sea Rose in Luxembourg

Luxembourg urged to lead negotiations to conclusion for new EU regulation on deep-sea fishing As the EU Fisheries Council working group meets today in Brussels to discuss the new EU regulation on deep-sea fishing, representatives of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), with Sea Rose – a model deep-sea roundnose grenadier fish – met today […]