Oceana’s reaction to the appointment of Ursula von der Leyen

In response to the election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission, Oceana issued the following statement: “Oceana congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on being re-appointed as President of the European Commission. The announcement of a European Oceans Pact is a welcome first step, because a healthy and productive ocean is … Read more

8 June, World Ocean Day: The ocean is key to securing the EU’s future

On World Ocean Day, Oceana calls on all candidates to the European Parliament to restore ocean health to support our food supply, jobs,and resilience to the climate crisis On World Ocean Day, which this year coincides with the European elections, Oceana urges incoming EU leaders to ensure that ocean life is restored to abundance. A … Read more

EU Sets Sustainable Catch Limits to Help Recover Fish Populations

The European Union set more sustainable catch limits for the fisheries it manages exclusively in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for 2024. For Atlantic fisheries, 87% of the catch limits were set in line with scientific recommendations, nearly all the current catch by weight. Also this year, in the Western Mediterranean, fishing … Read more