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El Telefoniño HOTLINE OCEAN CLIMAT 24h/24

24/24 speedy scientific information and fact-checking to understand everything about the role of the ocean in the regulation of the climate Any questions about the modification of oceanic currents? CO2 uptake by plankton and fish? Ocean acidification? The sea level rise? Its impact on migrations of people ? BLOOM launches ” El Telefoniño ” an ocean More…

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EUROPE A STEP CLOSER TO PROTECTING DEEP SEA FROM BOTTOM TRAWLING

    European Parliament must now conclude negotiations with Council and Commission BRUSSELS, 10 November 2015: The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) welcomes the latest milestones in a lengthy battle to protect a uniquely vulnerable environment as the European Union (EU) Fisheries Council agreed last week to support measures to limit destructive deep-sea fishing, in More…

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International ocean governance – What the fish?

A public consultation on the “international ocean governance” was initiated by the European Commission. It was closed on October 15, 2015. According to the Commission’s definition, “governance” includes the “rules, institutions, processes, agreements, arrangements and activities carried out to manage the use of oceans and seas in an international context”. Behind this “portmanteau word”, the More…

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predicted distribution of three deep-sea habitats in part of the northeast Atlantic

This map illustrates the predicted distribution of three deep-sea (found at depths of 200m or more) habitats in part of the northeast Atlantic within the UK and Irish exclusive economic zones (200m offshore) and continental shelves. In areas in UK waters which have been designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Marine Protected Area More…

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CLAIRE NOUVIAN RECEIVES MONDADORI PRIZE FOR WOMEN INVOLVED

In partnership with Yves Rocher, the Mondadori Group supports and awards women who, on a day-to-day basis, endeavour to achieve sustainable development through their company or association. This years edition being marked by the upcoming COP21, Mondadori France and their partner brand Yves Rocher, had the privilege to witness these heroines of everyday life – More…

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The cod was too good

“The cod was too good”: this is how the exciting new multimedia gallery “In the cracks” begins, available for viewing at the Marine Museum. Admire the content and aesthetics; this exhibition is not to be missed! A THRILLING EXHIBITION: FABULOUS IMAGES AND STORIES! Great Cod fishing is described with many a detail and emotion: the More…

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A European eco-label for aquaculture and fisheries products?

The consultation on an EU eco-label for aquaculture and fishery products ended on July 31, 2015, after being available three months on the Commission’s website. BLOOM submitted a note to express its views on this topic and noted the stalemate in the debate since its inception 10 years ago by the Commission. See BLOOM’s contribution More…

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Selling off the sea: how our fish lost their freedom to market forces

“Over the last two decades, there has been a silent, neoliberal revolution in our oceans.” In an article published on July 17th 2015, journalist and researcher Emma Cardwell looks at how market forces have increasingly influenced the fisheries sector in the United Kingdom, at the expense of artisanal fisheries. Original article: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/07/selling-sea-how-our-fish-lost-their-freedom-market-forces “We are, quite More…

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Balanced harvesting: a false good idea for fisheries management

If you suggest to industrial fisheries a way to resolve overfishing without having to change their practices, you will likely be welcomed with open arms. This is somehow what the “balanced harvesting” approach is suggesting. This theory, supported by a few scientists, got recently criticized in a research article written by a team of international researchers. Original article on http://news360.com/article/302936692 More…