Marine protection and fishing

We need ambitious protection targets to save our oceans

Our oceans make life on this planet possible - they produce over half the oxygen we breathe, and play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting as a buffer against climate change. They assist in regulating our weather patterns, and they are a source of food, income, and…

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Marine protection and fishing

Marine biodiversity is in crisis!

Marine species are declining at an alarming rate. None of the previously set global targets for biodiversity protection were reached. But we have the chance to change that!

 

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Marine protection and fishing

Vote on the Landing Obligation Report

The European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries just adopted a report on the implementation of the landing obligation. Under this policy, fishers are prohibited from discarding unwanted catches, all catches need to be landed. This will help protecting marine ecosystems by reducing unnecessary…

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Marine protection and fishing

Vote on the Fisheries Control Regulation

The European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries today voted on an amendment of the Fisheries Control Regulation. While improvements were made on vessel monitoring systems and customer protection, there were setbacks in the context of margins of tolerance and data collection.

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Marine protection and fishing

We need more fish in the seas!

Over 80% of fish stocks in the Mediterranean and nearly 40% in the Atlantic are overexploited and climate change and pollution have a severe effect on marine biodiversity. We need ambitious measures for our seas!

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Marine protection and fishing

Agreement on Fishing Opportunities for 2021 in AGRIFISH Council

At the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, the EU Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on the fishing opportunities for 2021 in certain areas of Atlantic and North Sea, Mediterranean and Black Seas as well as for certain deep-sea stocks.

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Marine protection and fishing

Climate change is a danger to our oceans

Climate change effects pose a great threat to the oceans. Its effects are wide-reaching and long-lasting, and it is likely many of them are on an irreversible…

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Marine protection and fishing

The fisheries sector and the Coronavirus pandemic: solving the crisis, thinking about tomorrow's fisheries.

- A position paper by the Greens/EFA members of the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries -

The fisheries sector is heavily impacted by the pandemic

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Marine protection and fishing

Stop financing overfishing. Protect our marine life!

Every seven years, in parallel with the discussions on the EU budget, the European Parliament and the European Council also agree upon the budget for the…

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