The Pew Environment Group and EU Transparency launched www.fishsubsidy.org, a new website dedicated to presenting data on fishing subsidies between 1994 and 2006.

This means both the public and those working in EU institutions can see for themselves who has been receiving EU subsidies.

The OSPAR Commission’s annual meeting in Brussels on 22-25 June did not adopt the Charlie Gibbs Marine Protected Area, despite an earlier agreement by all Contracting Parties to do so.

Overfishing and other human activities are encouraging giant jellyfish to prosper and take over parts of the sea.

Jellyfish are normally kept in check by fish, which eat small jellyfish and compete for jellyfish food such as zooplankton, researchers said. But, with overfishing, jellyfish numbers are increasing.