El cuento de nunca acabar o la reforma de la ley de pesca en aguas profundas. Por (*) Àlex Bartolí, Biólogo (DSCC)
20 April 2016 Alex Bartoli para #CDO de EFEverde.- Casi cuatro años después que la Comisión Europea presentara su nueva propuesta para reformar la ley europea de pesca en aguas profundas, debido a que la ley en vigor desde 2002 no ha cumplido las expectativas de protección de los ecosistemas ni la recuperación de especies amenazadas en las grandes profundidades, nos encontramos en el tramo final de la negociación a tres bandas entre el Parlamento Europeo, el Consejo de Ministros de Pesca y la Comisión Europea, también conocido como “trílogo”.
Uncharted Arctic waters: A new opportunity for exploitation, or conservation?
14 April 2016 When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue sea opened up. As climate change continues to drive ice melt here on the previously untouched waters of the North Barents Sea, what many ocean conservationists consider to be unwelcome guests are starting to arrive in droves: trawling vessels.
Intermarché Group Announces Phasing Out All Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling And Sales of Deep-sea Fish by 2025
30 March 2016 The giant retail group “Les Mousquetaires” (owner of Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché brands etc.) announced earlier today that its fishing fleet, “Scapêche”, an important player in deep-sea fishing in Europe, will progressively phase out fishing for deep-sea species, as well as the sale of deep-sea fish in its supermarkets by 2025.
New Study – What a Drag: The Global Impact of Bottom Trawling
14 March 2016 Recent scientific work outlines the severe consequences the practice of bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor. Bottom trawling is a widespread industrial fishing practice that involves dragging heavy nets, large metal doors and chains over the seafloor to catch fish.
Deep Sea Mining PNG’s Sensitive Marine Ecosystems
6 March 2016 Clearly, the data and ecological understanding at Solwara 1 are not yet of the required standard. Instead we have Nautilus Minerals, a small company, with no cash flow, implementing untested technologies in a country beset with governance issues. Replacing competence with confidence is unlikely to lead to success. No wonder local communities and marine experts are concerned about and opposed to such a development.
Farewell to Stuart Beck, longtime ocean advocate
1 March 2016 The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition is saddened by the passing of Palau's United Nations Ambassador Stuart Beck, a constant friend of the ocean and hero of the deep sea.
Minister Ségolène Royal Delivers Powerful Speech On The Need for Deep-Sea Protection
19 February 2016 Ségolène Royal give a powerful speech on the need for a depth ban on deep-sea bottom trawling and greater protection for the deep sea.
Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85
8 February 2016 Richard P. Von Herzen, an explorer who found that the icy depths of the deep sea conceal vast regions of simmering heat, died on Jan. 28 in Portola Valley, Calif. In 1977, Dr. Von Herzen’s expedition to what then seemed like an anomalously warm ridge resulted in a spectacular discovery.
SMD Delivers Deep Sea Mining Vehicles
3 February 2016 Subsea engineering company SMD has passed a significant milestone as the MV Happy Delta, loaded with the world’s first deep sea mining vehicles, has left the Port of Tyne in the UK.
Suspend orange roughy fishing in the South Pacific until stocks are effectively assessed
29 January 2016 At the South Pacific regional fisheries management organization's fourth Commission meeting in Valdivia, Chile (January 25-29), the DSCC called for fishing of orange roughy to be suspended pending long-overdue stock assessments.