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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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24 August 2010

Seas At Risk member, The Marine Conservation Society, has announced in a joint action with ClientEarth, that it has won a ‘David & Goliath’ legal battle against the UK Government at the United Nations (UN).

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15 July 2010

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

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01 July 2010

Portuguese NGO and Seas At Risk member Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) launched its sustainable fish consumption website last month.

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29 June 2010

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

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24 June 2010

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.

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20 June 2010

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.

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10 June 2010

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).

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08 June 2010

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.

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