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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 the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment in order to clarify the impact of the European Commission's proposal for a new regulation for the management of deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic on the Spanish deep-sea fleet.

Ban deep-sea bottom trawling? It is still possible!
19 November 2014 Today, a gathering orchestrated by BLOOM in collaboration with several NGOs including an international coalition of over 70 organizations - the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition - is taking place in front of a forum in Paris on the theme of "tomorrow's fisheries".

Reforming the EU deep-sea fishing regulation: A net win for the UK
19 November 2014 Deep-sea fishing fleets, predominantly foreign vessels, using bottom trawl gear are severely damaging vast expanses of the UK's deep sea, an environment so fragile that it may never recover and they are doing so in pursuit of only a few fish species and for very little, if any, economic gain. Reform of EU deep-sea fisheries is urgently needed if this vital but fragile deep-sea environment is to be protected.

Fish Carbon – Meeting the Climate Change Challenge
19 November 2014 In response to the call by the United Nations to provide innovative solutions to address the climate challenge and to prevent global biodiversity loss, GRID-Arendal, a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Blue Climate Solutions, a project of The Ocean Foundation, have produced a report on the potential of marine vertebrates to readily fill this void.

Chatham mining will 'destroy' rare seabed life
17 November 2014 Phosphate mining should not be allowed on the Chatham Rise as it will damage marine environments, environment groups say.

Hearing could Affect Global Spread of Deep Seabed Mining
17 November 2014 Concluding arguments in a case which could set international precedents for deep seabed mining were heard today, in Wellington, New Zealand.

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission makes limited progress to protect deep-sea species and habitats
14 November 2014 London, November 14, 2014 - The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) this week agreed to close six new areas totaling around 11,000 square kilometres to bottom fishing to protect vulnerable deep-sea species ecosystems and extended its prohibition on the catch of several shark species.

DSCC startet Tiefsee-Kampagne in Deutschland
14 November 2014 In der deutschen Presse veröffentlichte Anzeigen fordern Fischereiminister Schmidt dazu auf, im Kampf um den Schutz der europäischen Tiefsee eine Führungsrolle zu übernehmen.

DSCC launches deep-sea advert in Germany
14 November 2014 Adverts published in the German press asking Fisheries Minister Schmidt to take a lead in helping secure Europe’s deep seas.

Oceana denounces Council decision on deep-sea fishing opportunities
11 November 2014 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 than scientifically advised for 63% of stocks, putting these vulnerable species at serious risk.

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