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28 April 2017

This document is a submission to the International Maritime Organisation, (marine environment protection committee, 71st session) by the Clean Shipping Coalition, of which Seas At Risk is member. It summarizes the key findings of a new report on the economic and environmental trade-offs of using alternative fuels (distillate and LNG) instead of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.

 

28 April 2017

This document summarizes the key findings of a new report on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil and black carbon emissions from ships in the Arctic in 2015 and projections to 2020 and 2025.

31 March 2017

Seas At Risk and six other NGOs, all part of the international Break Free From Plastic movement, have sent a letter to the heads of the three main European institutions calling on them to commit to making their buildings single use plastic free.

31 March 2017

This document highlights recent developments regarding the future of Arctic shipping and the comparative costs of using heavy fuel oil versus alternative fuels.

 

 

17 March 2017

 

Deep sea mining has no place in a future shaped by the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. 

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25 November 2016

This document has been submitted to the International Maritime Organisation, sub-committee on pollution prevention and response. It summarizes the views of the co-sponsors on measuring Black Carbon and acknowledges a range of possible measures for controlling emissions of Black Carbon. The co-sponsors believe that there is an urgent need for action on control measures to reduce Black Carbon emissions in order to address the impact on the Arctic of emissions of Black Carbon from international shipping.

 

23 November 2016

Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat sent to the Fisheries Ministers of the EU Member States recommendations for 2017 fishing opportunities.  Important decisions will be taken at the EU Fisheries Council meeting on 12th and 13th December 2016. Please find here the Letter and the Annex

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14 November 2016

Joint opening statement of Seas At Risk, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Oceana and WWF for the 35th North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) Annual Meeting 

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05 October 2016

Measures proposed by EU Member States to protect the marine environment lack ambition and financial commitment. This is the key finding of an NGO survey organised by Seas At Risk and Oceana in order to assess the level of ambition, strengths and weaknesses of the measures Member States are proposing to implement the Marine Directive and ultimately achieve a good environmental status of European marine waters before 2020. Sixteen NGOs responded to the survey and evaluated the measures proposed by Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom during the national public consultations held in 2015/2016. This report presents the results of the survey.

 

23 September 2016

As Organizações Não Governamentais do Ambiente escreveram a Karmenu Vella, Comissário Europeu do Ambiente, Assuntos Marítimos e Pescas para comunicar a suspensão das suas atividades no Conselho Consultivo para as Águas Ocidentais Austrais, em resposta à admissão de organizações representativas dos pescadores como representantes de “outros grupos de interesse”.

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22 June 2016

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.

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21 June 2016

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is conducting a review of the 2020 requirements of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). In the current regulation, a ship built after 1 January 2020 needs to have an EEDI that is 20% below the reference line value for that ship. The aim of this project is to analyse which EEDI requirements are readily achievable for bulk carriers, tankers, general cargo ships and containerships.

20 June 2016

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. 

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23 May 2016

The Circular Economy Package has the potential to address our unsustainable production, consumption, and poor waste management and reduce marine litter. By reducing the production of waste, reducing consumption of single-use plastics, designing products to be repaired, durable, reused and if not, recycled into new products, and putting a consumer value on plastics through economic instruments they are less likely to be carelessly disposed of and end up in the oceans. This short briefing paper discusses the reasons why the Circular Economy Package is so vital for reducing marine litter, and lays out some essential elements that should be included in the legislative files.

19 May 2016

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

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16 March 2016

There is a growing interest in the fuel efficiency of ships because of fuel prices, climate change and energy security issues. This has resulted in, amongst other things, a regulation governing the design efficiency of new ships called the Energy Efficiency Design Index. This study analyses which factor or factors have contributed to changes in the average design efficiency over time and what their relative importance has been.

11 December 2015

Brussels - The EU’s Fisheries and Agriculture Council on 14-15 December will decide whether to permit continued overfishing in the North Atlantic and North Sea in 2016. Fisheries ministers will be challenged to improve their poor performance to date in implementing the more ambitious Common Fisheries Policy and setting sustainable levels of ‘Total Allowable Catches’.

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25 November 2015

This paper explores solutions and actions required to develop an ecologically sustainable feed resource on which European aquaculture can rely. The feed related priorities include, certification for fishmeal and fishoil by credible and independent environmental certification schemes, ensuring that fin fish aquaculture facilities are net producers of fish protein, an increased use of non fish based feed ingredients, discouragement of the use of discards or bycatch, maximisation of the use in the production of fishmeal and fish oil of by-products and trimmings; assessments of the environmental footprint of alternative feeds.

 

 

 

13 November 2015

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

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12 November 2015

A joint letter sent by Seas At Risk, Friends of the Earth Europe and the European Environment Bureau calling for the Commission to ensure that a headline target for reducing marine litter be included in the revised Circular Economy Action Plan.