Brussels - Seas At Risk and The Fisheries Secretariat sent a brief to Fisheries Ministers following the publication of the Commission Communication on Fishing Opportunities for 2016 and ahead of the Council meeting 16 June.

Germany - On World Oceans Day the leaders of the G7 nations concluded their two day summit with a declaration that includes pledges to support global greenhouse gas emission reductions of 60-70%, tackle marine litter and encourage better governance for deep-sea mining. 

Brussels – 8th June is World Oceans Day, a global day of reminder and celebration of the unique and delicate ecosystems that cover over 70% of our globe. The theme of this year’s Ocean Day is 'Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet'.

Brussels - EU Countries are taking a business–as-usual approach to managing their marine environment, and are therefore bound to fail to meet the good environmental status objective that the EU had established for 2020.

Piraeus - This year’s European Maritime Day is taking place at the port of Piraeus in Greece on 28-29th May, and will be focused on the theme of ports and coasts as gateways to growth.

London - Regrettably the IMO decided today that business as usual is more important than agreeing that international shipping must make its fair contribution to combating climate change.

Brussels - A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is significant room for tightening these standards when the IMO meets next week.

Strasbourg - The plenary of the European Parliament today endorsed the new multi-annual plan for the Baltic Sea, successfully including major objectives from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) agreed in 2013. 

Berlin - In preparation of this year’s G7 summit, Seas At Risk presented a joint NGO document with key ocean proposals to the G7 at an international “civil society dialogue”, which was attended by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Brussels - Seas At Risk and a number of other marine environmental NGOs have today published a list of key asks from the Commission for Europe's seas.