Monday, February 21, 2005
The European Parliament plenary session will vote on their report on the draft Directive to impose criminal sanctions on those responsible for ship-source pollution.
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Oceana is calling on the EU to maintain the 2007 deadline for the elimination of an obsolete technology that emits tonnes of mercury into the atmosphere each year.
The European Parliament debates a proposal for imposing criminal sanctions against offenders.
The expedition is headed by oceanographer Xavier Pastor, the organisation’s director in Europe.
Norwegian lobster, hake and monkfish in Cantabrian and Galician waters and cod in the North Sea, the west of Ireland, the western Baltic and the eastern English Channel cannot withstand any more fishing pressure.
Proposals to catch almost 45,000 tonnes of deep-sea fish in 2005 have been made.
Ricardo Aguilar, Director of Projects and Research for the international marine organisation, is presenting Oceana’s proposals that subsidies should only be granted to artisanal and shallow-water fishing fleets.