Marine environmental organisations have expressed dismay at the continued inaction of the European Commission, France and Spain, in the face of thousands of expected dolphin deaths in fishing nets in the Bay of Biscay this winter.  The season in which these needless and cruel deaths peak starts today.    

The report “Marine environment: EU protection is wide but not deep”, published today by the European Court of Auditors, assesses the effectiveness of EU policies to address the main pressures on the marine environment. The analysis shows the failure on the part of the EU to restore seas to good environmental status and fishing to sustainable levels.

The Clean Arctic Alliance today slammed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve a ban ridden with loopholes on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic (HFO), saying that it would leave the Arctic, its Indigenous communities and its wildlife facing the risk of a HFO spill for another decade [1]. 

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