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Deep Sea Conservation: A net win for the UK?

Deep Sea Conservation: A net win for the UK? As the UK with other EU member states seeks to agree a new regulation on deep-sea fishing in the northeast Atlantic, Richard Benyon MP and Ben Bradshaw MP would like to invite you to join them with scientists and conservationists to learn more about our underwater […]


ONGs ESPAÑOLAS REALIZAN UNA PETICIÓN DE INFORMACIÓN AL MINISTERIO DE AGRICULTURA, ALIMENTACIÓN Y MEDIO AMBIENTE SOBRE LA REFORMA DE LA LEY EUROPEA DE PESCA EN AGUAS PROFUNDAS 25 November, 2014 – Several NGOs (Access Info, Ecologistas en Acción, Fundació ENT, Greenpeace, Oceana, WWF and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition) have submitted a request for information to […]

Reforming the EU deep-sea fishing regulation: A net win for the UK

UK, 24 November 2014 – The deep sea off the British Isles is teeming with cold-water corals, sponge fields, and a large variety of unique underwater habitats and species. Deep-sea fishing fleets, predominantly French and Spanish vessels, using bottom trawl gear are severely damaging vast expanses of an environment so fragile that it may never […]

Oceana denounces Council decision on deep-sea fishing opportunities

11 November 2014 Source: Oceana 63% of catch limits were set above scientific advice Yesterday, the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the European Union reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for deep-sea species for 2015 and 2016. Although catches will be reduced for many deep-sea stocks, Oceana is deeply disappointed that catch limits were nevertheless set higher […]

EU Ministers Allow Continued Overfishing of Deep-Sea Fish Stocks

10 November, 2014 – The European Union’s Council of Fisheries Ministers on Nov. 10 agreed to 2015 and 2016 fishing limits for deep-sea fish stocks that exceed the levels recommended by the scientific advice. In setting the total allowable catches (TACs) for EU vessels, the 28 member state ministers responsible for fisheries also did not follow […]

Ministers blatantly ignore agreement to end deep sea overfishing

10 November 2014 Source: Seas At Risk Brussels, 10th November 2014 – The EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council today agreed on deep sea fisheries quotas for 2015 and 2016 that will allow for the continuation of overfishing of these particularly fragile species. By setting the 2015-16 quotas above those recommended by scientists for alfonsinos, red […]