European Parliament bans trawling below 800m in EU waters

Source: #DeepSeaFishing The European Parliament today (13 December) approved a Regulation establishing new rules for fishing in the North-East Atlantic, including ALDE’s support for a total ban of bottom trawling below 800 meters in EU waters. The lack of a proper regulation and the development of industrial fisheries in the EU during the last decades […]

Licence to trawl at-risk species

Source: The Sunday Times The government has been criticised for agreeing to allow trawlers to target an endangered deep-sea fish off the west coast. The roundnose grenadier was listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in its first red list of European marine fish species, published last year. Under an agreement […]

Defending the deep: the new EU deep-sea bottom trawling ban

Source: Virgin Unite Author: Claire Nouvian Hundreds of thousands of citizens, who added their voices to a hard-fought campaign to end one of the most absurd and abominable of all fishing practices, can finally celebrate a major peoples’ victory: the European Parliament, Council and Commission have agreed to a ban on deep-sea bottom trawling. The […]

Footage captured by underwater robots reveals what deep-sea life is like more than half a mile beneath the surface

Source: Daily Mail Advanced robotic technology has allowed researchers to capture unprecedented footage of marine life surrounding the UK’s tallest underwater mountains. The remarkable clips reveal a never-before-seen view of deep-sea creatures, including coral, monkfish, and many previously unknown species. Robots obtained high-definition videos from four seamounts in the North East Atlantic Ocean, and have […]

EU Decision-Makers Draw a Line Under Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling

BRUSSELS—Conservation organisations are welcoming the agreement reached on 30 June by the European Parliament, Council of Ministers, and European Commission on key provisions for a new European Union (EU) regulation on deep-sea fishing that includes a ban on bottom trawling below 800 metres and would close areas where vulnerable marine ecosystems are known or likely […]

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

Source: BBC News  British scientists are leading a mission to reveal the secrets of the deep Atlantic Ocean. Launching this week, the Atlas project – involving 24 research institutions around Europe and North America – will spend four years studying the deep sea, exploring unknown ecosystems and measuring the changing ocean currents that impact on […]

Nederland kan verbod diepzeevissen laatste zetje geven

NGO’s waarschuwen EU voor verwoestende gevolgen sleepnetten in de diepzee Nederland kan deze week als EU-voorzitter het beslissende zetje geven om het diepzeevissen met sleepnetten beneden een diepte van 800 meter te verbieden in Europese wateren. Volgens milieu- en natuurorganisaties, verenigd in de Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), is het verbod van groot belang om […]