Sustainable Fisheries – Oceana Europe

Blue NGOs urge Council ministers not to let fish become a distant memory

Brussels – To mark World Fisheries Day, environmental NGOs created a visual reminder of how large and plentiful fish once were, outside the Council meeting of EU agriculture and fisheries ministers. NGOs urged the ministers and the Commissioner responsible for ocean and fisheries to return EU fish populations to their former abundance and finally end … Read more

Climate and biodiversity crises leave no room for error in fish talks

NGOs urge UK and EU to end overfishing and set 2023 catch limits in line with scientific advice Today the EU and the UK are starting formal negotiations for the setting of 2023 catch limits for their shared fish stocks. In view of the poor state of our seas, continued overfishing and the accelerating climate … Read more

Cabliers Bank – a deep-sea jewel one step closer to protection

Until recently, the Cabliers Bank was a hidden jewel in the Mediterranean Sea. This underwater biodiversity treasure has survived throughout centuries, in the Alboran Sea, the westernmost part of the Mediterranean. Here, Mediterranean and Atlantic waters interact, and are very rich in nutrients. This part of the Mediterranean Sea is also one of the busiest … Read more