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13 March 2013

SAR hosted a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar included presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

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13 March 2013

SAR is hosting a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar will include presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

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27 February 2013
BLOG: 2013 is set to be a crucial year for European aquaculture with the EU aiming on boosting growth in the sector and existing proposals in the ongoing reform of the CFP also set to further harness efforts.  

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26 February 2013

Seas At Risk member the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been busy recently, with two huge events to get the public involved in marine conservation and to put pressure on the UK’s politicians.

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25 February 2013

Learn2sea.org continues to expand with 8 new resources added this year. Take a look at a few of our favourite materials, which can all be found on www.learn2sea.org

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23 February 2013

SAR’s Norwegian member Norges Naturvernforbund held country wide burning of beacons in over 80 locations to protest against proposed oil drilling in the Norwegian Arctic circle.

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22 February 2013

Three years after the world’s worst oil spill at sea and EU legislators are on the verge of agreeing a weak and inadequate response to protecting the European marine environment from a Deepwater Horizon style future oil spill.

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08 February 2013

A proposal from industry to weaken the pH standard for ship exhaust-gas scrubber wash-water discharges to the sea from pH 6.5 to pH 3.0 has failed to win the support of a key IMO committee.

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06 February 2013

The European Parliament has achieved a historic vote in favour of several crucial reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy. Now the challenge will be getting EU ministers onboard to ensure these encouraging decisions are written into European law.

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05 February 2013

Covered in a sticky substance and unable to move, hundreds of seabirds have been found washed up along the South coast of Britain with experts speculating ship waste dumping as the likely source.

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31 January 2013

SAR Portuguese member LPN is continuing its series of monthly talks on fisheries. The January debate is available on a live webstream and will assess control and combat measures concerning illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries.

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19 January 2013

After four years of intense negotiations, a global treaty has been signed to cut mercury pollution. However the treaty has been criticized by SAR member the European Environmental Bureau for not going far enough.

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17 January 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration Agency (FDA) is close to approving a genetically modified form of Atlantic salmon to be sold as food. If approved, the fish will become the first genetically modified animal to be available for human consumption.

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28 December 2012
The European Commission is currently promoting growth in the aquaculture sector as a means to meet future seafood demands and as a potential source of employment and economic growth. Even though significant progress has been made to improve the sector's environmental performance, various environmental challenges remain to be solved.  

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27 December 2012

Unilever has agreed to phase out micro beads from all its personal care products in a great success story for the marine environment and Seas At Risk member organisations the North Sea Foundation and MCS.

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20 December 2012

In their annual marathon meeting on next year’s fishing quota, EU Fisheries ministers have yet again fixed fishing limits for many fish stocks higher than proposed by the European Commission, which largely followed scientific advice.

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18 December 2012

Christmas has come early this year for European fish stocks as the European Parliament’s fisheries committee voted on the most important file of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. On the key topics such as restoring fish stocks to healthy levels, setting fishing limits according to scientific advice, and ending discards, MEPs have expressed their will to lead European fish stocks to a more sustainable future.

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18 December 2012

Four fantastic marine educational resources have been added this month on a variety of marine environmental topics including marine litter and fisheries. We now have 57 resources available and our online ecosystem looks set to continue growing in 2013!

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14 December 2012

Sea First Foundation, a SAR member and Belgian-Dutch NGO, has begun a campaign to encourage restaurants and stores to stop selling all species of tuna, with volunteer ambassadors hitting the streets to spread the word.

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13 December 2012

Seas at Risk member, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has accused the government of a complete lack of ambition to preserve the seas. Out of a recommended 127 marine conservation zones in UK waters, the government has declared only 31 will be protected by the end of next year, none of which will have all activities banned.

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