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Europe Needs Fishing Limits in Line With Scientific Advice
16 November 2015 Fishing industry groups in the European Union recently drew attention to the importance of implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to the contents of Turning the Tide, a report published earlier this year by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report tells the story of decades of overfishing in Europe’s north-western waters and the impact this has had on fishing communities and the fish stocks on which they depend.

Europe A Step Closer To Protecting Deep Sea From Bottom Trawling
10 November 2015 European Parliament must now conclude negotiations with Council and Commission

SOS: The World’s Oceans Facing Emergency Singapore Summit Set To Worsen The Crisis
9 November 2015 Civil society organisations from across the globe are highly critical of an international oceans conference being held in Singapore this week. Mis-named the Sustainable Ocean Summit, the conference is touted as providing a platform to advance industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.

NEAFC Opening Statement: Policy Recommendations from Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Oceana, Seas At Risk and WWF
9 November 2015 Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Delegates and Observers, thank you for once again providing us the opportunity to observe and address this meeting. This statement is delivered on behalf of WWF, Oceana, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, and Seas At Risk.

Seabed superorganism uses electricity to lock up greenhouse gas
21 October 2015 In the depths of the ocean, the boundaries between two different domains of life, bacteria and archaea, seem to blur. Dwelling together in seabed sediments, these microorganisms link up to form extensive power grids, ones that ultimately allows them to oxidise methane in the ocean.

ZSL Event: The Conservation Value of European Deep-sea Habitats
13 October 2015 On 13 October 2015 the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) hosted a science and conservation event focused on exploring the value of Europe’s unique underwater ecosystems.

Evidence Says It's Time For A Depth Limit On Trawling
12 October 2015 On September 28, The Conversation published an article: “Don’t fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable” by Magnus Johnson, a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology at the University of Hull. The article criticised a paper by marine biologists at the University of Glasgow and Marine Science Scotland on the regulation of deep-sea fishing. The lead authors of the study, David Bailey and Francis Neat, respond here.

Miles de Ciudadanos Piden al Gobierno una Mejor Normativa para la Pesca en Aguas Profundas
1 October 2015 Cinco ONG españolas entregan a la Ministra de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Isabel García Tejerina, una petición firmada por miles de personas para la defensa de los ecosistemas de aguas profundas.

World’s first deep sea mining proposal ignores consequences of its impacts on oceans
29 September 2015 As the deep sea mining industry chases investors at the Asia Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit, a new critique by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign reveals indefensible flaws in the Environmental and Social Benchmarking Analysis of the Solwara 1 project commissioned by Nautilus Minerals.

BLOOM Launched Action Aimed at French Government During Paris and Lorient “ALTERNATIBA VILLAGES”
29 September 2015 The citizen movement “Alternatiba Paris” organized a large event of alternatives on Republic Square during the weekend of September 26-27.

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