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European Fisheries Ministers must not repeat past mistakes for deep-sea fish quotas

The European Commission has just released its proposal on fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in 2015-2016. Fishing for deep-sea species has been regulated in the EU since 2003 and quotas for deep-sea species are decided every two years by the Council of Fisheries Ministers. But since its implementation, the regulation of deep-sea fisheries, including More…

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BLOOM’s position on deep-sea quotas for 2015/2016

In November 2012, the Council of Fisheries Ministers had decided of a drastic increase of quotas for French fleets involved in deep-sea fishing. This was inconsistent with the precautionary approach that has been repeatedly called for by ICES with regards to the management of deep-sea fisheries and led to increased captures of bycatch species, some More…

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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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Defending the indefensible: how politicians and their lobbyists are doing it

  The French trawling lobby, BLUE FISH, teamed with the lobbying firm G Plus Europe, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group, to defend trawling interests and ensure that the most destructive and the least selective, least provider of jobs, least economically viable fishing methods such as deep-sea bottom trawling will not be called into question by More…

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

DELWOOD BIARRITZ  – Beach ©BLOOM/DELWOOD © Romain Quesada/Biarritz POPAY Brussels – EU Council BLOOM/POPAY © Gautier Houba/Bruxelles PANIK LONDON – Kensington Road BLOOM/PANIK © Team Lurkers/London DAVID JAE ANTUNES LISBON – Praça do Comércio BLOOM/David JAE Antunes © Jorge Coelho/Lisboa JB ROCK ROME – Ministry of Agriculture   BLOOM/JB ROCK © Camilla Morandi/Roma SP-38 BERLIN More…

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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…