Brussels - Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have released their latest briefing on the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy in advance of next week’s Agrifish Council, with recommendations on fishing opportunities in 2017.

As part of its ongoing work to monitor, advise and improve on the outcomes of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have since 2010 produced briefings on technical aspects of fisheries management in advance of meetings of EU Fisheries Ministers. 

Brussels: SAR held a members workshop on specific EU policy areas related to marine litter back-to-back with our Annual General Meeting.

8 June is the United Nations day for World Oceans. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘healthy oceans, healthy planet’, yet developments during 2016 have shown just how much more needs to be done to preserve our seas from the effects of human activity. 

Brussels - Today saw the release of the European Parliament’s draft opinion on the Circular Economy. Authored by Italian Socialist MEP Simona Bonafè, it contains proposals that will be vital to tackling the EU’s contribution to the global marine litter crisis.

The new Data Collection Framework Regulation must include the mandatory requirement to collect data on all aquaculture production.

Brussels - Members of the European Parliament have sent their strongest message yet to the European Commission to address the issue of plastic microbeads in personal care products.

Brussels - Seas At Risk, in partnership with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, hosted a multi-stakeholder event to explore the present status and future of deep sea mining.

London - The shipping sector’s response to the Paris climate agreement was left in disarray after governments attending a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today were unable to even agree on a work plan to develop a shipping ‘fair share’ contribution to the goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5/2°C.

Brussels – The EU’s Fisheries Committee today adopted its report on the Data Collection Framework regulation (DCF), an effort that was designed to improve the information behind the Common Fisheries Policy.