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LUSH staff across Europe wear body paint to tell the story of deep-sea destruction

Non-profit organization BLOOM and LUSH Cosmetics campaign for a historic EU ban on deep-sea bottom trawling From 8th – 14th September 2014 LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics shops across Europe will host a campaign to raise awareness about the destruction caused by deep-sea bottom trawling and to ask European governments to support a ban of what More…

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Stunning Artworks of European Street-Artists against deep-sea bottom trawling

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The publication of previously unreleased data reveals that the French government has hidden the truth about its deep-sea fishing activity

France’s position on the reform of the European deep-sea fishing regulation appears unjustifiable in light of this new information On 2 July 2014, the French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) released data on the activities of French deep-sea bottom trawlers that non-government organizations (NGOs) have been demanding since national multi-stakeholder negotiations took More…

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Let’s show our governments across Europe that we care about the deep ocean and want them to hear us and to ban deep-sea bottom trawling!

Below the list of tweet handles according to where you are in Europe: The UK supports France in its determination to derail the ban although the bulk of deep-sea bottom trawling occurs off the British Isles, especially off Scotland. The UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice has decided to support destructive foreign fleets over the preservation More…

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EUROPEAN STREET-ART STANDS UP AGAINST DEEP-SEA BOTTOM TRAWLING

TODAY, FAMOUS STREET ARTISTS ARE PRODUCING SPECTACULAR PIECES of ART IN SEVERAL EUROPEAN CAPITALS TO CALL FOR THE BAN OF DEEP-SEA BOTTOM TRAWLING Today, while the Council of European Fisheries Ministers is meeting in Brussels, seven renowned street artists will perform live and simultaneously across Europe to call on Member States to take the will More…

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INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST DEEP-SEA BOTTOM TRAWLING ON JULY 14TH

On July 14th, European Fisheries Ministers will be meeting at the Council in Brussels. A reform of the EU deep-sea fisheries management regulation, including the ban of deep-sea bottom trawling, was proposed by Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki in July 2012. As trawlers continue to drag their nets, the Fisheries Council drags its feet mainly due More…

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ISSEY MIYAKE and BLOOM Association raise awareness in the fashion world to the fragile beauty of the deep oceans

Amazed by the extraordinary world he found in the book ABYSSES by Claire Nouvian, designer Yusuke Takahashi used the fantastic deep-sea marine bestiary as an inspiration for the ISSEY MIYAKE Men collection Spring/Summer 2015, presented this June 26 to the international press. “We replicated and saturated in colors some of the mysterious inhabitants of this More…

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Claire Nouvian asks the UK government to take a stand for the deep sea

  Today, on Richard Branson’s ocean portal, Claire Nouvian writes a piece on her discovery of the deep sea and the recent outcomes of the European debate. She urges the UK government to take a stand for the deep sea.   Here are some chosen extracts:   So far, the UK government is even opposing More…