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16 Apr

EU-wide campaign launched to end destructive fishing in Europe’s protected waters: 90% of ‘protected’ waters still targeted

Brussels - Leading civil society organisations have today [16 April] launched a campaign calling on the EU to take tougher action against EU countries that still allow bottom trawling in their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), after a new report reveals that the destructive fishing practice is still taking place in 90% of offshore EU MPAs.

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16 de April, 2024
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27 Feb

Law to restore EU seas by 2030 edges one step closer to reality

Strasbourg – Today, the European Parliament’s plenary has adopted the agreement reached with EU countries on the Nature Restoration Law (NRL). This is good news for the marine environment, say NGOs Oceana and Seas At Risk, because the new law includes binding restoration targets for marine habitats, as well as a new mechanism and a timeline to...

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27 de February, 2024
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13 Dec

Fifty organizations advocate for solid and effective Deposit and Return Systems in the PPWR

While the negotiations about the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) are still open, fifty organizations from 13 European countries make a call for the implementation of a solid and effective Deposit Return System (DRS) for beverage containers in all members states.

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13 de December, 2023
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28 Nov

INC-3 in Nairobi: Navigating the Waters of the Future Global Plastics Treaty

Last week, I was at the headquarters of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) in Nairobi, Kenya, participating at the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) for the creation of the future Global Plastics Treaty — a legally binding instrument aimed at ending plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.

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28 de November, 2023
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Sciaena welcomes the approval of the Marine Natural Park of Algarve Reef – Pedra do Valado

The new marine protected area, designed jointly by local entities and communities, was created on November 23, 2023, by resolution of the Council of Ministers and will protect the reef of Pedra do Valado, in the Algarve, constituting a positive step for Portugal in the protection of the ocean and the populations that depend on it.

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27 de November, 2023
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22 Nov

ICCAT and NEAFC fall short in progressing towards sustainable fisheries in the Atlantic

As in every year, in mid-November, two of the main Regional Fisheries Management Organizations in the Atlantic Ocean, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), held their annual meetings.

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22 de November, 2023
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18 Oct

New OSPAR Report demonstrates urgent need to address fisheries impacts on ecosystems

In a critical plea, 23 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have issued a letter to fisheries ministers of the coastal states, urgently demanding action to protect the fragile marine environment of the Northeast Atlantic.

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18 de October, 2023
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17 Oct

European Parliament votes to bring EU fisheries into the digital era

After no less than 5 years of negotiations, the European Parliament has voted in favour of adopting the new EU fisheries Control Regulation.

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17 de October, 2023
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27 Sep

Stakeholders Meet in Reykjavík to Discuss Future of Northeast Atlantic Fisheries

Urge adoption of “Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management” by international managers at upcoming decision-making meetings

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27 de September, 2023
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05 Sep

Start of the use case in the Algarve within the scope of the Fish-X project

This summer, we started the Fish-X use case in the Algarve. It is a European project, which aims to develop 2 digital platforms that could serve as a basis for monitoring fisheries and using data to identify hotspots, areas with a high risk of capturing threatened species, among others.

coordenacao
5 de September, 2023
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