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Second DSCC email bulletin to Members of the European Parliament: Your Legacy, vote tomorrow to protect the Deep Sea

Your Legacy? Protecting the Deep Sea  A bulletin for Members of the European Parliament from the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition of over 70 non-governmental organizations, fishers’ organizations and law and policy institutes committed to protecting the deep sea. Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal for a new Regulation on fishing for deep-sea stocks in […]

DSCC bulletin to Members of the European Parliament: Your Legacy?

Your Legacy? Protecting the Deep Sea  A bulletin for Members of the European Parliament from the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition of over 70 non-governmental organizations, fishers’ organizations and law and policy institutes committed to protecting the deep sea. In December, the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on a proposal for a new Regulation on fishing for […]

BLOOM Association Petition to French President François Hollande gains over 800,000 signatures

C’était impossible mais François Hollande l’a fait: nous faire presque regretter Nicolas Sarkozy. Au moins les deux premières années de son mandat, lorsque Jean-Louis Borloo faisait progresser avec audace les pions sur l’échiquier environnemental. Par son retournement radical au salon de l’Agriculture de mars 2010 (le légendaire “L’environnement, ça commence à bien faire!”), Sarkozy a […]

Richard Branson’s editorial in the Guardian newspaper UK: Deep sea fishing regulations and a crucial European vote

Source: The Guardian Author: Richard Branson The fates of some of our oldest and most mysterious natural treasures will hang in the balance tomorrow as members of the European Parliament’s committee on fisheries vote on a future deep-sea fishing regulation for the northeast Atlantic. It is a game-changing moment for the deep ocean. The EU has the world’s biggest […]

Deep-sea trawling must be banned

Source: Nature Author: Les Watling Trawling the bottom of the ocean, dragging heavy metal equipment along the seabed at high speed, is the most destructive form of deep-sea fishing in the world. The fishing industry loves it because it is very effective. But it is indiscriminate and leaves behind a trail of devastation. This month, […]