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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…

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Deep-sea fish caught by French trawlers off Scotland listed as « endangered » by the IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has published the first comprehensive assessment of the state of health of fish in European seas[1] and concluded that two of the three deepwater fish species mainly targeted by French industrial bottom trawlers in UK waters, off Scotland, are threatened with extinction! Roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) More…

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The exhibition “The Deep” in Singapore

The exhibition-event, The Deep, was inaugurated in Singapore on the 5th of June, in the presence of Claire Nouvian, curator of the exhibition. It will remain open until October 27, 2015. After travelling in almost 10 countries, the exhibition ‘THE DEEP’ has been unveiled at the ArtScience Museum of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, More…

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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…