London – Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated, according to a new scientific study [1].

Brussels - Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have published their policy brief for the December Council that will agree on 2016 North Atlantic and North Sea fishing opportunities.

Brussels - European aquaculture cannot be considered “sustainable” until the use of poorly managed and/or overexploited marine ingredients in the diets of European farmed fish is replaced by ecologically responsible marine and alternative non-marine ingredients. Seas At Risk’s new policy paper outlines urgent and longer term actions to be taken by the EU on the issue of feed.

Brussels - Seas At Risk and BirdLife have published a position paper on the Commission proposal for a new Data Collection Framework. 

London - Seas At Risk attended the Annual Meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and delivered a joint opening statement on behalf of the attending NGOs.

Brussels –SAR has sent a letter to the European Commission supporting the inclusion of a marine litter reduction target in the new Circular Economy Package.

Seas At Risk and allied NGOs have written to the European Commission following the publication of the delegated acts on the landing obligation for several European seas.

A number of conservation NGOs have cautiously welcomed a call by major industry association Cosmetics Europe to its 4,000 members to phase out the use of solid microplastic ingredients in wash-off cosmetic and personal care products.  

Brussels - Late last night, fisheries ministers agreed on the quotas for ten Baltic Sea stocks, ignoring scientific advice and fixing fishing limits above sustainable levels for seven of the stocks.

 

The aviation and shipping sectors are set to be exempt from targeted CO2 emissions cuts in the December Paris climate agreement, according to the latest draft deal. This is an irresponsible U-turn, say environmental groups Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment. CO2 emissions from the two sectors are set to grow by up to 250% by 2050, making attempts to limit global warming to 2°C all but impossible.