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BLOOM HONG KONG : Sympathy for the Misunderstood Shark

Over 80% of Hong Kong Respondents Cite Environmental Concerns for Consuming Less Shark Fin Sociological research shows rising support for conservation and better management In the past five years, nearly 70 per cent of Hong Kong residents have reduced or entirely stopped consuming shark fin soup, according to a new study by the Social Sciences More…

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AN EVENING FOR THE DEEP OCEAN WITH ISSEY MIYAKE MEN

ISSEY MIYAKE MEN AND BLOOM RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF THE DEEP OCEAN Amazed by the extraordinary world he found in the book by Claire Nouvian, The Deep, designer Yusuke Takahashi from ISSEY MIYAKE MEN used the fantastic deep-sea creatures as an inspiration for ISSEY MIYAKE MEN Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Upon the release More…

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Reforming EU deep-sea fishing regulation: A Net Win for the UK

  Wednesday, 21 January: Today MPs from across party divides have joined with leading UK marine scientists and NGOs to call on the government to take a leading role in EU negotiations to ensure sustainable deep-sea fisheries, the phasing out of the most destructive methods, bottom trawling and gillnetting, and minimise harm to vulnerable deep-sea More…

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Intermarché’s betrayal on deep-sea fishing

  A year ago, after having bitterly fought and sabotaged the European Parliament’s vote on the ban of deep-sea bottom trawling, the group Intermarché “reached out” to NGOs – especially BLOOM – which had exposed their destructive deep-sea fishing practices, notably via the viral cartoon by French illustrator Pénélope Bagieu.[1] This comic strip sparked incredible More…

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Ban deep-sea bottom trawling? It is still possible!

  Today, a gathering orchestrated by BLOOM in collaboration with several NGOs including an international coalition of over 70 organizations – the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition – is taking place in front of a forum in Paris on the theme of “tomorrow’s fisheries”. The message to French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal is that the public More…

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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…