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The DSCC with other environmental organisations writes to the Spanish fisheries minister

The DSCC with other environmental organisations writes to the Spanish fisheries minister setting out the priorities as the Council of Ministers considers the draft regulation for the northeast Atlantic. The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and […]

Ocean fishing: Bottom trawling causes deep-sea biological desertification

Source: Science Daily A study led by scientists from the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy) involving researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), has determined that fishing trawling causes intensive, long-term biological desertification of the sedimentary seabed ecosystems, diminishing their content in organic carbon and […]

New Economics Foundation Report

New Economics Foundation report: Deep Trouble “Deep-sea bottom trawling is detrimental not only to deep-sea ecosystems but to our economies, societies and the wider environment.” November 19, 2013: Stephen Devlin, Economist, Natural Resources Aniol Esteban, Head of Environmental Economics Vulnerable deep-sea species and habitats are subject to some of the most destructive fishing practices still […]

Joint Opening Statement to the 32st Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

Joint Opening Statement of WWF, Pew, Oceana, Seas At Risk, and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition to the 32st Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, 11 November 2013 Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Delegates and Observers, Thank you for once again providing with us the opportunity to observe and address this meeting. I am delivering […]