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03 June 2010

EU greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector for 2008 fell for the first time in almost twenty years, a report by the European Environment Agengy (EEA) has found.

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20 May 2010

At the close of a major fisheries stakeholder conference on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy , 11 prominent NGOs called on European Fisheries Ministers to promote a shift to “appropriately-scaled, community-based fisheries, using ecologically responsible, selective fishing technology and practices” in the new policy.

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18 May 2010

European Maritime Day, in its third year of life, is being acknowledged this May in the format of a five day event incorporating a range of talks and discussions concerning maritime affairs.

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17 May 2010

Seas At Risk is disappointed to see that today’s European Commission’s Communication on fishing opportunities in EU waters in 2011 does not contain any reference to United Nations’ requirements for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas.

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03 May 2010

Seas At Risk member, the Surfrider Foundation Europe, has called for more action to reduce waste at source after publishing the results of an impact study evaluating the effect of the new European Directive 2006/7/CE on beach closures.

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30 April 2010

Over 70 artisanal coastal fisheries organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Seas At Risk, have signed a joint declaration calling for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to place sustainable artisanal coastal fisheries at the heart of the CFP.

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30 April 2010

This month saw the launch of a brand new international environmental coalition dedicated exclusively to the greening of international shipping.

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26 April 2010

The annual Mediterranean beach clean-up, as organised by Seas At Risk member Legambiente, will take place this year between the 29th and 30th of May.

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19 April 2010

In response to a formal written question put forward by Caroline Lucas MEP, the European Commission has acknowledged the problem of waste at sea but has given little hope for immediate action to prevent this spiralling problem.

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16 April 2010

Christine Absil and Esther Luiten of Seas At Risk member organisation Stichting De Noordzee (SDN) have been awarded the prestigious Edgar Donker Prize 2010 for their contribution towards the sustainability of fish stocks.

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31 March 2010

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has highlighted in its March report the need for drastic action to protect and restore the rich biodiversity of European waters.

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15 March 2010

The Environment Council agreed today to a long-term vision and a new biodiversity headline target for 2020. By agreeing to the strongest of four options proposed by the European Commission, the Council has given biodiversity a second chance after the failure to meet the target of halting biodiversity loss in the EU set for 2010.

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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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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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18 February 2010

The Irish environmental NGO VOICE has started work on their ‘Our Water footprints’ initiative which aims to highlight the importance of water efficiency.

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15 February 2010
Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE) will be holding beach clean-up events across Europe between the 18th – 21st of March as part of their annual Ocean Initiatives campaign.  

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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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10 February 2010

A leaked report by the German government has heavily criticised both the United Nations and the European Union’s efforts to prevent the continuing build up of marine waste at sea, the German magazine Spiegel Online has reported.

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06 February 2010

The threat to fisheries due to the adverse effect of ocean acidification has been put high on the agenda by leading marine biologist Jim McClintock.

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