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02 July 2012

Marking International bag free-day, over 30 NGOs are making a final call to EU Environment ministers ahead of the July 15 deadline for setting marine litter targets, as required under EU law. In an open letter sent to all 27 ministers, the NGOs are calling for ambitious and significant reduction targets for 2020.

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28 June 2012

Speaking at a public hearing in the European Parliament, Seas At Risk has called on MEPs to help clean up the shipping sector and tackle ship waste dumping at sea.

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28 June 2012

In his new book Ocean of Life, the renowned marine biologist Callum Roberts has made the case for urgent action to protect and restore the global marine environment – painting a gloomy picture but one, that he argues, can be corrected.

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27 June 2012

This June saw SAR member the North Sea Foundation launch their ‘MyBeach’ initiative across the Dutch coast – a project that aims to tackle marine litter by encouraging beach goers to clean up not only their own mess but also the trash brought in by the sea.

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25 June 2012

Despite early hope of help for oceans issues at Rio+20 the outcome of the conference does nothing to advance the cause of ocean’s conservation or ease the perfect storm of pressures that are engulfing marine ecosystems.

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25 June 2012

In a collaboration between the Oerol festival and SAR member the Waddenvereniging, the Wadden Sea island of Terschelling this June became a site not only of musical and artistic expressionism but also of marine environmental awareness raising.

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08 June 2012

European Fish Weeks will provide the opportunity to get involved in events across Europe and tell politicians to “End overfishing or fishing will be over!”.

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25 May 2012

The 2012 European Fish Weeks will take place between June 8 and August 31. A new video by 0CEAN2012 underlines the message that you can help to convey in these weeks: “End overfishing or fishing will be over!” Politicians are responsible for making the decisions that will end overfishing; citizens have the responsibility to encourage and support them in making these decisions. European Fish Weeks will run between June 8 and August 31 and will provide the opportunity to make your voice heard by getting involved in Fish Week activities near you or by organising your own event.

 

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23 May 2012

Speaking at the annual European Maritime Day event in Gothenburg, Seas At Risk has called on Sweden to take a lead on the MSFD and set a 50% marine litter reduction target for 2020.

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22 May 2012

Environmental groups have welcomed the deal announced by European Parliament representatives, the EC and EU member states to reduce the sulphur content of marine fuels. The deal now needs to be approved formally by the Council and Parliament.

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22 May 2012

Seas At Risk will be speaking at the annual European Maritime Day conference this May to raise awareness of marine litter and the need to set ambitious reduction targets under the European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

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22 May 2012

Seas At Risk will be speaking at the annual European Maritime Day conference this May to raise awareness of marine litter and the need to set ambitious reduction targets under the European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

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14 May 2012

European fisheries ministers expressed their opposition to the Commission’s proposals to improve the dire situation of fisheries in Europe and to pave a path towards a sustainable exploitation of marine resources.

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08 May 2012

The members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee have voted to significantly strengthen the Commission’s proposal for a new Common Fisheries Policy. The final opinion as approved is a clear sign that MEPs want to put sustainability at the heart of the reform.

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24 April 2012

The results of UK beach clean-ups in 2011 and a Europe wide beach clean last month by Seas At Risk member orgranisations have shown the extent of marine litter on beaches and the huge public support for tackling the problem.

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18 April 2012

An article published by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera earlier this year has highlighted how the system of Transferable Fishing Concessions has decimated fishing communities on the Danish island of Bornholm – a shocking state of affairs which may also be replicated across Europe.

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16 April 2012

NGOs leading the fight against marine litter and plastic pollution in Europe are calling on European countries to set a 50% reduction target ahead of the July deadline this year when states are required to finalise their marine environmental targets for 2020.

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12 April 2012

The Commission's consultation on including shipping in the EU green house gas reduction commitment has closed.

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02 April 2012

A gas leak that erupted at the Elgin offshore installation in UK waters last week has highlighted once again the risky business of offshore drilling. It also highlights the weakness in the proposed EU regulation on offshore activities not to include the development of an independent EU wide inspection agency.

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21 March 2012
The European marine environment has become engulfed in litter, most of which is plastic. It is an entirely anthropogenic pollutant that damages not only the marine environment, but also marine industries and the aesthetic quality of coastal environments. It is multi-dimensional and multi-sectoral and it is a human responsibility to significantly reduce quantities of marine litter in the short term and ultimately act towards resolving the problem for future generations.  

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