The race for threatened sharks

Sharks are extremely vulnerable species which have been fished by European Union vessels at home and around the world without any management for decades. Globally, 21% of shark, ray and chimaera populations are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List. In the Northeast Atlantic the figure is even higher with 26% threatened and … Read more

Adrift! Swordfish and driftnets in the Mediterranean Sea

In 2008, Oceana and MarViva collaborated in a campaign to definitively eliminate the use of driftnets in the  Mediterranean. Banned by the United Nations more than 15 years ago, this gear is still being used and constitutes a serious threat for cetaceans, turtles and sharks. This fishery mainly targets the already overexploited swordfish stock which … Read more

Bluefin Tuna Larval Survey

The Oceana-MarViva project represented a new effort in the Mediterranean in defense of the North Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) (BFT), one of the most important commercial species living in the Mediterranean Sea1. According to the last stock assessments carried out by the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) of the International Commission for … Read more