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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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27 January 2010

Scotland’s Aberdeen University has opened a new £4.4 million (€5.05 million) research lab dedicated to understanding the marine environment, the Scottish government announced yesterday.

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26 January 2010

Mediterranean countries and the EU are being petitioned to proceed with a moratorium on new offshore drilling operations and to put in place plans to decommission existing platforms.

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15 January 2010

Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE) has launched its annual Ocean Initiatives campaign and beach clean up event to raise awareness on marine waste.

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15 January 2010

Connie Hedegaard, the proposed EU Climate Commissioner, has made it clear that if the IMO doesn’t act fast on cutting ship GHG emissions then the EU will initiate measures.

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11 January 2010

2010 has been appointed by the UN as the Year of Biodiversity – what will the European Commission and other institutions be doing to mark this?

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08 January 2010

A group of scientists has set sail to study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The study’s maiden voyage, from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands through the Sargasso Sea, is part of the 5 Gyres Project, which will launch a second sail across the South Atlantic in August. Participating in and directing the project are researchers Dr. Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, who have worked with Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF), documenting the growing accumulation of plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre.

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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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19 December 2009

The failure of COP15 to progress the issue of GHG emissions from shipping should be seen as a green light for the EU to push ahead with an emissions trading scheme for ships visiting EU ports.

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17 December 2009

With less than two days of Copenhagen climate negotiations to go NGOs are calling on the EU to fight back on a deal that could be key to billions in climate finance for the poorest countries.

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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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14 December 2009

A deal on including aviation and shipping emissions in the Copenhagen climate agreement is being blocked by China, India, Saudi Arabia and The Bahamas, putting the 2 degrees Celsius target and $30bn of adaptation funding at risk.

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10 December 2009

Delegates at the UN Climate Summit were today shown that the world’s oceans are becoming acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the last 55 million years, threatening disaster for marine life.

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07 December 2009
The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP15) is taking place in Copenhagen from December 7-18th, and on this page you will find information and materials relating to Seas At Risk's work there on GHG emissions from shipping.  

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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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01 December 2009

VOICE and a number of Irish environmental NGOs and the Minister for the Environment John Gormely came together on the steps of the Dail on the 29th of October to launch the first branch of the international campaign 10:10.

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27 November 2009

Environmental NGOs working on GHG emissions from marine and aviation bunkers have published a joint position ahead of the Copenhagen climate change summit.

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25 November 2009

A European Parliament resolution on the EU strategy for the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change has upped the stakes on targets for marine bunker emissions.

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24 November 2009

The forthcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen provides the world's leaders with the opportunity to reach an agreement that is truly a show of leadership.

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