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06 December 2010

Designed to help the shipping sector reduce its carbon footprint, a free online database detailing the energy efficiency of ocean going ships has been set-up.

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03 December 2010

After complaints from Seas At Risk member Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (DN), the European Commission has written to the Danish government over violations concerning dredging permits in a Natura 2000 site.

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03 December 2010

Seas At Risk’s dedicated educational site has added numerous resources this year, including recent updates in German and French; giving you the chance to explore the oceans online and articulate in another accent!

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30 November 2010

The European Environmental Agency (EEA) presented its fourth European environment-state and outlook 2010 report (SOER 2010) in the European Parliament today, pointing out a number of serious marine environmental concerns and highlighting the need for a significant reform of the CFP.

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24 November 2010

In light of failed international efforts to meet an agreed 10% target for marine protected areas (MPAs), Seas At Risk member Liga para a Protecção da Natureza has launched a global online petition calling for governments to expand and strengthen MPAs.

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24 November 2010

‘Stop ai sacchetti di plastica’ or otherwise known as ‘Stop plastic bags’, the current campaign being run by Italian NGO and Seas At Risk member Legambiente, calls for an outright ban on a menace to the marine environment - the disposable plastic bag.

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18 November 2010

Last week saw Seas At Risk member Stichting De Noordzee (SDN) help launch the European expansion of the Clean Shipping Index, welcoming the first Dutch company to join the environmental performance monitoring tool.

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16 November 2010

Seas At Risk are pleased to announce that German environmental group BUND and the Belgian/Dutch organisation Sea First Foundation have joined the association.

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15 November 2010

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) held its Annual Meeting from the 8th - 12th November 2010.

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09 November 2010

At a European Commission Workshop yesterday Green MEP Keith Taylor called on the EU to take action on marine litter as Commissioner Potočnik urged for greater focus on solutions.

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20 October 2010

Countries meeting at the tenth conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are presented with a golden opportunity to give biodiversity a life-line and prevent further critical losses across the world.

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18 October 2010

In a landmark ruling made last week, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Government has announced that a ban on trawling will be enforced in Hong Kong waters.

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14 October 2010

The largest annual beach clean-up across the United Kingdom will take place this September as previous survey data gives little hope for a fall in litter quantities.

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11 October 2010

The EU Commission’s proposal for deep sea catch limits in 2011 and 2012 allows for business as usual, in spite of clear scientific evidence that all of these species are outside "safe biological limits" and further threatened by discarding, misreporting and non-reporting by EU fishing fleets.

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08 October 2010

With the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) at a crucial phase, Seas At Risk are holding a one day seminar on the 28th October that will focus on low impact fisheries and the reform itself.

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04 October 2010

The first global agreement to cut carbon emissions from ships has been blocked by several developing countries. The International Maritime Organisation had been set to approve an Energy Efficient Design Index for ships at its meeting last week in London, following four years of work.

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24 September 2010

Ministers attending today’s North East Atlantic Environment Summit in Bergen have failed to take marine environmental issues seriously and have signed an unambitious ”Declaration of Delay”, ignoring a whole raft of urgent issues that demand action from them NOW, rather than vague commitments to do something in the future.

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23 September 2010

Environmental NGOs have commented on the work of the OSPAR Commission, calling on all contracting parties agree to a stronger and more ambitious Bergen Statement regarding the protection of the North-East Atlantic.

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15 September 2010

After a successful beach clean-up in the Netherlands by Seas At Risk members the North Sea Foundation and the Surfrider Foundation, the groups will present their results to Ministers at the OSPAR Environment Summit later this month.

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14 September 2010

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).

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