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28 April 2010

In next week’s meeting between the European Union’s fisheries ministers in Vigo, Spain, Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have urged the ministers involved to support a ‘root and branch” reform of the CFP.

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12 March 2010

The formal adoption by the Council of the European Union to support a trade ban on bluefin tuna was a positive move, but severly weakened by the conditions that came with it. The EU position is an important factor in negotiations next week on a global ban on the trade of this heavily endangered species.

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09 March 2010

A report published by the coalition group OCEAN2012 - of whom Seas At Risk are a founding member – has documented an array of case studies illustrating how Europe’s fisheries might be managed to become more environmentally and socially sustainable.

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22 February 2010

The European Commission has followed the European Parliament by agreeing to support the listing of bluefin tuna under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but on several conditions.

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19 February 2010

With fish stocks plummeting and the fishing sector stumbling from one crisis to another, it could seem that European fisheries are beyond hope. And perhaps some are. But the ongoing process to reform the Common Fisheries Policy poses an opportunity not to be missed if Europeans want to have their fish... and eat them too.

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10 February 2010

The European Parliament has declared its official support for a listing of bluefin tuna under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), it was announced today.

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05 February 2010

A ban on fishing in certain European waters in order to replenish stocks has been called for by two leading fisheries scientists in a study published last month.

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31 December 2009

The call for responses on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy closed on 31st December 2009 and SAR contributed several submissions.

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16 December 2009

After lengthy and difficult discussions, the Council reached agreement on fishing opportunities for 2010 on 15 December.

In a press conference, Sweden's Minister for Agriculture Erlandsson and Fisheries Commissioner Borg welcomed the agreement declaring it as an important step towards sustainable fisheries within the EU. Erlandsson stressed that the Commission Proposal had been based on scientific advice, whilst Borg clarified that the proposal also tried to lessen the short-term burden on the catching sector.

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16 December 2009

The conclusions from Seas At Risk’s conference on capacity reduction and fleet restructuring can be downloaded from a link to this article in the form of a report.

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10 December 2009
Fisheries in Community waters are regulated under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). According to the revised decision-making procedure under the Lisbon Treaty, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament share the decision-making power and jointly decide on legislation in the framework of the CFP, based on legislative proposals from the European Commission.  

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04 December 2009

The UN General Assembly calls upon all high seas fishing nations to intensify their efforts to protect vulnerable deep-sea life in the international waters of the world’s oceans.

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01 December 2009

With the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty today, the decision-making procedure under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has changed significantly.

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23 November 2009

The Lisbon Treaty has important effects on the way fisheries measures will be adopted.

The way fisheries decisions will be taken once the Lisbon Treaty comes into force on 1st December 2009 will change.

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20 November 2009

The EU Fisheries Ministers failed to reach any agreement on a new technical measures regulation at their November meeting.

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15 November 2009

ICCAT slashes blue fin tuna quotas by a third, thereby rejecting a complete ban.

Environmentalists are bitterly disappointed at ICCAT's decision to not place a complete moratorium on fishing blue fin tuna, which is an endangered species.

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12 October 2009

SAR has teamed up with the Fish Secretariat to prepare monthly briefings ahead of each Agriculture and Fisheries Council for Fisheries ministers across Europe.

Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat (a Swedish NGO working exclusively on fisheries issues) will work together on a joint project “Environmental Guidance for EU Fisheries Council Meetings”. In the framework of this project, Seas at Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat will provide environmental guidance (briefs) on fisheries to the fisheries ministers of the EU member states prior to each EU Fisheries Councils. The principal aim of the guidance will be to achieve more sustainable fisheries through greener decisions in the EU Fisheries Council. The guidance is primarily directed at EU Fisheries Ministers, who will, four to six weeks prior to each Fisheries Council, receive a letter from Seas at Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat including guidance in the form of background information, views and recommendations, as well as supportive documentation concerning the agenda items of the upcoming Council. At the same time, the guidance will also be sent via email to political actors and advisors, other officials, Members of the European Parliament and NGOs. Approximately one week before each Fisheries Council, we will also make our guidance available on a common website of Seas at Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat (www.sarfish.org).

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16 September 2009

Environmental organisations present at the Ministerial gathering of 47 countries from five continents emphasize the fisheries ministers’ recognition that “a new scenario for the seas and the oceans” is urgently needed.

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17 July 2009

President Sarkozy has announced France's support for a ban on international trade of bluefin tuna. Monaco and the UK have supported France's position.

The backing of two major EU countries for a ban on the international bluefin tuna trade has instantly given weight and momentum to the campaign by Monaco to have the bluefin listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) next year.

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07 June 2009

The start of European Fish Week got under way on Saturday June 5th and alongside a range of seminars, talks and associated events, lead organisers OCEAN2012 have launched a petition calling on Commissioner Maria Damanaki to put environmental sustainability at the heart of European fisheries policy .

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