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Intermarché Group Announces Phasing Out All Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling And Sales of Deep-sea Fish by 2025

HATS OFF! The giant retail group “Les Mousquetaires” (owner of Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché brands etc.) announced earlier today that its fishing fleet, “Scapêche”, an important player in deep-sea fishing in Europe, will progressively phase out fishing for deep-sea species, as well as the sale of deep-sea fish in its supermarkets by 2025. The group also announced […]

Keeping A Healthy Deep Sea Helps Mitigate Climate Change

During current negotiations at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, citizens, politicians and NGOs are wondering whether the outcome of this conference will serve to better protect the oceans in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. The oceans create and sustain life, while playing a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s climate. […]

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 […]

Deep Trawlers Killing Off ‘Rare Species’ – The Sunday Times

By: John Mooney Published: 6 September 2015 Research by the University of Glasgow found that trawlers that targeted fish in deep waters by bottom-trawling caused more environmental damage to the marine environment but earned less from the fish they caught. Joanne Clarke, the lead author of A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-sea Fishing by Depth, […]

Pêche : les poissons qu’il faut éviter de consommer

Parce que certaines espèces de poissons sont menacées d’extinction, la Commission européenne tente de renforcer son encadrement des pêches en eaux profondes. Source: Le Parisien Le 19 mars, un amendement interdisant le chalutage en eaux profondes, déposé par Laurence Abeille, députée écologiste, était rejeté par l’Assemblée nationale, malgré l’avis unanime des scientifiques sur la nocivité […]

Cómo afrontar la pesca en aguas profundas

La Deep Sea Conservation Coalition insta a la UE a tomar medidas para regular esta práctica Elmundoecologico.es – 9 June 2015 El pasado 2 de junio científicos de renombre internacional se reunieron con representantes de la Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) en una jornada titulada “Pesca de Aguas Profundas: Impactos y Soluciones”. El objetivo de este encuentro era […]