OCEAN2012, the European coalition group, have handed over 28,500 signatures to Commissioner Maria Damanaki, calling on her to prioritise the health of the marine environment in the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Today marks the first implementation deadline regarding the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

In a letter to Commissioner Günther Oettinger, environmental NGOs have called for a moratorium on all new offshore oil exploitation projects in European waters.

One of the priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU, which takes over the presidency in 1 July, is environmental degradation in and around the Baltic Sea.

In particular, the Presidency will focus on eutrophication, algal blooms, overfishing and pollution.

European Fisheries Ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the Commission Communication on Fishing Opportunities 2011 and the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition today released a report at the United Nations which describes major shortcomings in the implementation of UN General Assembly resolutions designed to protect the deep-ocean from the destructive impact of fishing.

Ministers from the OSPAR contracting parties will meet together for the first time in seven years to discuss the future of the marine environment of the North East Atlantic.

The recently formed Clean Shipping Coalition, of which Seas At Risk is a founding member, has gained consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Ahead of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on June 28, Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have submitted environmental guidance to ministers on issues relating to access, overcapacity and the use of subsidies.

A new report by Seas At Risk highlights a number of ways that fisheries across Europe can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously reducing their damaging impact on the marine environment.

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