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Archive for the 'EU Government News' Category


19
Dec

EU Shark discussions - Struan Stevenson MSP

We have received a letter from Struan Stevenson MSP laying out his views on the Fisheries Council’s shark discussions. This post contains the gist of it; the complete document can be found here.
Key points from the letter :
The fact that the Fisheries Council discussed sharks on the agenda of their December meeting in Brussels represents [...]


12
Dec

European Shark Plan

SSACN as a member of The Shark Alliance welcomes the release of the EC’s consultation document for a Community Plan of Action (CPOA) for Sharks which addresses the plight of sharks and proposes a range of options for improvement.
The Commission document is now subject to a two-month stakeholder comment period and we urge everyone to [...]


06
Dec

Hope for Spurdog

Hope for Spurdog
After three years off intense campaigning by SOS and more lately SSACN, it looks likely that the Spurdog around Scotland’s deep water lochs will finally be safe from commercial exploitation.
The Spurdog biomass is down to 5% of its original size and is considered critically endangered by the IUCN. English longliners have been targeting [...]


05
Dec

The EU has no idea !!

According to the EU financial watchdog - the European Union has no real idea of how many fish its national fleets catch each year and is failing to clamp down hard on vessels that exceed national quotas.
Unreliable data on catches, weak inspections with no proper deterrent, as well as general fleet overcapacity are threatening fish [...]


29
Nov

Borg summarises stocks

According to Dr Borg  “The most recent advice from ICES confirms that while the situation remains broadly stable, indeed with some encouraging developments in certain fisheries, most stocks remain overfished. We must make further efforts if we are to achieve progress towards sustainable fisheries.
If we do not, the result will be the rapid decline of [...]


28
Nov

Call for evidence on Biodiversity loss

Following commitments at the G8+5 meeting in March 2007, the Commission is supporting a Review on the Economics of Biodiversity Loss.
The Review will evaluate the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the associated decline in ecosystem services and will aim to achieve a better understanding of why action to halt the loss of biodiversity [...]


29
Mar

Catch ten fish - dump nine !!

Fishermen across Europe are to be banned from dumping billions of dead fish back into the sea in a move by Brussels designed to put an end to the “morally wrong” waste of sea life.
The change comes after an admission that EU fishing policy was doing more damage than good among the fragile stocks [...]

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