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Declaration of support: Protect the deep sea from destructive fishing

We, the undersigned, represent the concerned public and include artisanal fishers, development and environmental organisations, and other stakeholders. We share a common interest in restoring Europe’s deep-sea fish populations and ensuring the long-term conservation of deep-sea ecosystems. To that end, we support the prevention of adverse impacts on deep-sea ecosystems, which can be accomplished in large part by phasing out destructive fishing practices and requiring impact assessments for all deep-sea fisheries.

 

The European Union (EU) has one of the world’s largest deep-sea fishing fleets. There is already widespread evidence that deep-sea bottom trawling has significantly damaged deep-sea ecosystems, including coral reefs, sponge gardens and seamounts, and caused serious declines in deep-sea fish populations. We urge EU decision makers to take a strong and constructive role in protecting deep-sea ecosystems both within and outside EU waters.

 

We seek a clear mandate from EU policymakers for sustainable management of deep-sea resources. To date, legislation enacted by EU Member States has been insufficient to protect the vulnerable marine ecosystems of the deep sea from the adverse impacts of destructive fishing gear, primarily deep-sea bottom trawling. Despite the introduction of new regulations to curb overfishing, deep-sea fish populations are seriously depleted in the Northeast Atlantic and the catch of most species continues to be unregulated!

 

We applaud the European Commission’s ]uly 19, 2012, proposal to reform the deep sea access regime-specifically the provision that requires a phase-out of bottom trawling and bottom gillnet fishing for deep-sea species within two years.2 The proposal rightly integrates EU commitments to protect the deep sea made over the past decade at the United Nations General Assembly and at the Iune 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit.3 We urge the EU Council and Members of Parliament to honour those commitments by supporting the Commission proposal to overhaul its deep-sea fisheries.

We also support the current proposal which allows artisanal fishers who use selective fishing methods and gear to target species at levels that do not exceed scientific advice to continue to fish the deep sea sustainably and profitably. Artisanal fishers make important contributions to the social, economic and cultural fabric of Europe’s coastal communities in some of Europe’s outermost and deep-sea fishery dependent regions.

 

We call on European Union decision makers to transform deep-sea policy by:
1. Ending destructive fishing practices through a mandatory phase-out of bottom trawling and bottom gillnet fishing for deep-sea species within two years;
2. Requiring prior impact assessments for all deep-sea fisheries;
3. Ensuring that fishing be permitted only if the catch, including any bycatch, can be limited to sustainable levels based on a clear scientific understanding of the species impacted, and that deep-sea fisheries are managed to minimize or prevent the catch of vulnerable, threatened, or endangered species;
4. Ensuring that all deep-sea fisheries are managed to prevent adverse impacts on deep-sea ecosystems such as deep-sea coral, sponge and seamount ecosystems.

 

1 ICES. 2010. Status of fish stocks managed by the Community in the Northeast Atlantic. Book 11.
2 Proposal for a Regulation ofthe European Parliament and ofthe Council establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic
and provisions for fishing in international waters ofthe North-East Atlantic and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002. Brussels, 19.7.2012 COM(2012) 371
final 2012/0179 (COD).
3 UNGA Resolution 61/105 (2006),64/72 (2009) and 66/88 (2011). Sustainable fisheries resolutions, including through the 1995 Agreement for the
Implementation of the Provisions ofthe United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of
Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments. United Nations General Assembly.
 

RESEARCHERS

Nb First Name / Prénom Surname / Nom Organization / Organisation Country / Pays
1 Octavio Aburto Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
2 Miguel Alcaraz Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
3 Diva Amon School of Ocean and Earth Science University of Southampton UK
5 Malte Andersson University of Gothenburg Sweden
6 Staffan Andersson University of Gothenburg Sweden
7 Nathan Andrews University of Rhode Island USA
8 Vahagn Antonyan University of California, San Diego USA
9 Tom Appleby University of the West of England UK
10 Rochelle Aran University of California, San Diego USA
11 Jeff Ardron Institute for Advanced Studies in Sustainability, Potsdam, Germany Germany
12 Rosana Arizmendi-Mejia University of Barcelona Spain
13 Sophie Arnaud-Haond Ifremer Sète France
14 Peter J. Auster University of Connecticut USA
15 Lawrence Bailey Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
16 David Bailey University of Glasgow UK
17 Scott Baker Oregon State University USA
18 Andrew Baker University of Miami USA
19 Maria Baker University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
20 Katie Barott Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
21 Ana Barreira Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) Spain
22 Flegra Bentivegna Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Italy
23 Matz Berggren Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences Sweden
24 Melanie Bergmann Alfred Wegener institute for polar and marine research Germany
25 Brian J. Bett National Oceanography Centre, National Environment Research Council, Southampton UK
26 Christiane Biermann Portland State University USA
27 David Billett Deep Seas Environmental Solutions UK
28 Hans Blanck University of Gothenburg Sweden
29 Catheryne Boel University of Rhode Island USA
30 Dee Boersma University of Washington USA
31 Gilles Bœuf Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle France
32 Oscar Bos IMARES Netherlands
33 Massimiliano Bottaro GRIS – Gruppo Ricercatori Italiani sugli Squali razze e chimere Italy
34 Philippe Bouchet Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle France
35 Sarah J. Bourlat University of Gothenburg Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Sweden
36 Angelika Brandt University of Hamburg Germany
37 Karine Bresolin De Souza University of Gothenburg Sweden
38 Sandra Brooke Florida State University, Coastal and Marine Lab USA
39 Ellen Bruno Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Sweden
40 Gregor Cailliet Moss Landing Marine Laboratories USA
41 Heather Cannaby Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences Turkey
42 Dominique Cano-Stocco University of California, San Diego USA
43 Liz Carlile International Institute of Environment and Development UK
44 Kristina Cary University of California, San Diego USA
45 Anthony Charles St. Mary’s University Canada
46 Grégory Charrier, University of Gothenburg Sweden
47 Lanna Cheng University of California San Diego USA
48 Dorothy Childers Alaska Marine Conservation Council USA
49 Emily Chou University of California, San Diego USA
50 Villy Christensen University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre Canada
51 Bernd Christiansen University of Hamburg Germany
52 Simon Claus Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee vzw, Flanders Marine Institute Belgium
53 Samantha Clements Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
54 Felicia Coleman Florida State University USA
55 Charles Oliver Coleman Museum fuer Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut fuer Evolutions- und Biodiversitaetsforschung Germany
56 Joan B. Company Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
57 Taylor Cook Mississippi Alumni and Students for Sustainability USA
58 Hanna Corell University of Gothenburg Sweden
59 João Correia Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo e Conservação dos Elasmobrânquios (APECE) Portugal
60 Sophie Cousens Plymouth University UK
61 Larry Crowder Stanford University – Hopkins Marine Station USA
62 Benjamin Cuker Hampton University USA
63 Sarika Cullis-Suzuki University of York UK
64 Philippe Cury Institut de Recherche et Développement IRD France
65 Daphné Cuvelier Ifremer France
66 Jan Czerny GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Germany
67 Cédric d’Udekem d’Acoz Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Belgium
68 Mikael Dahl University of Gothenburg Sweden
69 Thomas Dahlgren University of Bergen Norway
70 Russell Dauksis University of Rhode Island USA
71 Dominique Davoult Université Paris 6 UPMC France
72 Stacey De Amicis Plymouth University UK
73 Ben De Mol Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
74 Omar Defeo Universidad de la Republica Uruguay
75 Sophie Delerue Roscoff Marine Biological Station Fr
76 Monica Demetriou Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Greece
77 Danielle Denley Dalhousie University Australia
78 Bruno Diaz Lopez Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI Italy
79 Penny Dockey University of California San Diego USA
80 Kelly Dorgan Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
81 Jeff Drazen University of Hawaii Department of oceonography USA
82 Cédric Dudekem Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences Belgium
83 Daniel Dunn Duke University Marine Lab USA
84 Jennifer Durden University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
85 James E. Eckman California Sea Grant Program USA
86 Olaf Eisen Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung Germany
87 Ivar Ekeland University of Paris-Dauphine, Former President France
88 Andreas Ekström University of Gothenburg Sweden
89 Martin Eriksson  University of Gothenburg Sweden
90 Brad Erisman Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
91 Elva g. Escobar-Briones Universidad nacional autonoma de Mexico Mexico
92 James Estes University of California Santa Cruz USA
93 Marta Estrada Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
94 Emanuela Fanelli Marine Environment Research Centre ENEA – Santa Teresa Italy
95 Samantha Fanshawe Marine Conservation Society UK
96 Carlos Farias Instituto Español de Oceanografía Spain
97 Phillip Fenberg Oregon State University USA
98 Ryan Fields Moss Landing Marine Laboratories USA
99 Megan Flaherty University of California, San Diego USA
100 Alyson Fleming Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
101 Clive Fox Ecology Department, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute UK
102 Alex Francoeur Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
103 John Fraser Asian Pacific Academy of Science, Education and Environmental Management USA
104 Sarah Frias-Torres Smithsonian National Museum Natural History USA
105 Christina Frieder Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
106 Rainer Froese GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Germany
107 Natalya Gallo Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
108 Eva Garcia Isarch Instituto Español de Oceanografía Spain
109 Anders Lydik Garm Department of Biology, Marine Biological Section, Anders, Københavns Universitet Denmark
110 Kajsa Garpe Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) Sweden
111 Joan Gonzalvo Villegas Tethys Research Institute Italy
112 Adriana Gracia Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras, Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia Colombia
113 Benjamin Grupe Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
114 Megan Grupe University of California San Diego USA
115 John Guinotte Marine conservation Institute, Seattle USA
116 Manuela Gusky Alfred Wegener institute for polar and marine research Germany
117 Tony Gutierrez Heriot-Watt University, School of Life Sciences UK
118 Steven Haddock Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute USA
119 Richard L. Haedrich Memorial University St John’s, Newfoundland Canada
120 Jonas Hagemann Alfred Wegener institute for polar and marine research Germany
121 Dan Harries University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
122 Auron Hartmann Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
123 Carolin Haug University of Munich Germany
124 Joachim Haug University of Munich Germany
125 Vreni Haussermann Huinay Scientific Field Station, Chile Chile
126 Emily Haws University of Rhode Island USA
127 Andrei Herdean University of Gothenburg Sweden
128 Nicholas Higgs Marine Institute, Plymouth University UK
129 Mark Hixon  University of Hawaii USA
130 Jens T. Hoeg University of Copenhagen Denmark
131 Nicholas D. Holland Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
132 Sara Hornborg The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology Sweden
133 Jo Hoyer University of Bergen Norway
134 Erich Hoyt Global Critical Habitat Marine Protected Area Programme USA
135 Nick Humphries Marine Biological Association UK
136 Veerle Huvenne National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton UK
137 Kayla Hyman University of New Hampshire USA
138 Jeroen Ingels Plymouth Marine Laboratory UK
139 Jeremy Jackson Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
140 Dorte Janussen Research Institute and Nature Museum Senckenberg Germany
141 Rachel Jeffreys University of Liverpool UK
142 Justin Johnson University of California, San Diego USA
143 Lisbeth Jonsson University of Gothenburg Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Sweden
144 Pete Jumars University of Maine USA
145 Argyris Kallianiotis Fisheries research institute, Kavala Greece
146 Vasiliki Kalogeropoulou Hellenic center for marine research Greece
147 Claudia Kamcke Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig Germany
148 Kostas Kapiris Hellenic center for marine research Greece
149 Eric Keen Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
150 Elisabeth Keenan University of California San Diego USA
151 Christopher Kelley Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory USA
152 Ahmet Kideis Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences Turkey
153 Therese Kihlberg Swedish Elasmobranch Society Sweden
154 Rainer Kiko GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Germany
155 Stacy Kim Moss Landing Marine Laboratories USA
156 Michelle Kim Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
157 Manuel Kleiner Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Germany
158 Donna Kline California State University, Monterey Bay USA
159 Cheryl Knowland University of Queensland Australia
160 Peter Kohnert Bavarian Zoological State Collection (ZSM) Germany
161 J. Anthony Koslow Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
162 Ralf Kosma Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig Germany
163 Franz Krapp Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Germany
164 Heather Krish University of California, San Diego USA
165 Kerstin Kröger University of Southampton / NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland UK / Germany
166 Peter Kyne Charles Darwin University Australia
167 Claire Laguionie-Marchais National Oceanography Centre, DeepSeas Group, Natural History Museum of London UK
168 Peter Lamont Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) Scotland
169 Nikolaos Lampadariou Hellenic center for marine research Greece
170 Nicholas Lannacone University of Rhode Island USA
171 Boaz Lazar The Fredy and Nadine Hermann Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University Israel
172 Daniel Leduc National institute of water and atmospheric research New Zealand
173 James Leichter Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
174 Marie Levine Shark Research Institute USA
175 Elyse Levy Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
176 Sigrid Liede-Schumann University of Bayreuth Germany
177 Emelie Lindquist Gothenburg University Sweden
178 Dhugal Lindsay Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Japan
179 Fabio Lopez Matos Universidade de Aveiro, departamento de biologia & CESAM Portugal
180 Heike Lotze Dalhousie University Canada
181 Carsten Lueter Museum fuer Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut fuer Evolutions- und Biodiversitaetsforschung Germany
182 Kennet Lundin Göteborg Natural History Museum Sweden
183 Anders Lydik Garm University of Copenhagen, Biologisk Institut Denmark
184 John Lynham University of Hawaii USA
185 Catia Marina Machado Monteiro University of Ghent Belgium
186 Maura Maida Federal University of Pernambuco Brasil
187 Patricia Majluf Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Peru
188 Helene Marsh James Cook University Australia
189 Jacobo Martin Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
190 Pablo Martin-Sosa Rodriguez Instituto Español de Oceanografía Spain
191 Hiroyuri Matsuda Yokohama National University Japan
192 Hermann Mattes Institut für Landschaftsökologie Germany
193 Marianne Matzke Centre for Ecology and Hydrology UK
194 Gerard McCarthy University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
195 Adria Melendez Catalan Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
196 Anne Mercier Memorial University, Ocean Sciences Centre Canada
197 Julia Merkel Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Germany
198 Ariana Merlino Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
199 Nuria Mestre Universidade de Aveiro Portugal
200 Nélia C Mestre Universidade de Aveiro Portugal
201 Anna Metaxas Dalhousie University Canada
202 Kirstin Meyer University of Oregon USA
203 Anastasia Miliou Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Greece
204 Mohammed Mofizur Rahman Pohang ocean science and technology institute South Corea
205 Tina Molodtsova Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS Russia
206 Catia Monteiro University of Ghent Belgium
207 Francesc Montserrat Department of Ecosystem Studies, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research Netherlands
208 Filipe Mora Porteiro University of the Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries Portugal
209 Telmo Morato University of the Azores, Portugal MAY BE DUPLICATE PLEASE CHECK Portugal
210 Marcia Moreno Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
211 Lance Morgan Marine Conservation Institute, Seattle USA
212 Kirsty Morris University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
213 Rachel Morrison Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
214 Alexandra Muellner-Riehl University of Leipzig Germany
215 Stephan Murch University of California Santa Cruz USA
216 Carlos Neira Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
217 Birger Neuhaus Museum fuer Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut fuer Evolutions- und Biodiversitaetsforschung Germany
218 Helen Nilsson Sköld University of Gothenburg Sweden
219 Ole Gorm Norden Andersen Aarhus University Denmark
220 Elliott Norse Marine conservation Institute, Seattle USA
221 Greg Nowell Sharklab Bosnia Herzegovina
222 Clifton Nunnally University of Hawaii, Department of oceanography USA
223 Thomas Oakey University of Victoria, Canada School of Environmental Studies Canada
224 Matthias Obst University of Gothenburg Sweden
225 John C. Ogden University of South Florida USA
226 Kirsten L.L. Oleson University of Hawaii USA
227 Silvia Opitz GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Germany
228 Michael Orbach Duke University Marine Lab USA
229 Alexei Orlov Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography Russia
230 Henrik Osterblom Stockholm University Sweden
231 Robert T. Paine University of Washington, Seattle Department of Biology USA
232 Isabel Palomera Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
233 Michalis Papacharidemou Nireas Marine Research Cyprus
234 Stefanoudis Paris Vasileios University of Southampton, school of oceans and earth sciences UK
235 Priscilla Parker Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
236 Ian Parker Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
237 Camila Pauda University of California, San Diego USA
238 Daniel Pauly University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre Canada
239 Charles Peterson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill USA
240 Ellen Pikitch Stony Brook University USA
241 Marcos Portabella Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
242 Marie Portail Ifremer Brest France
243 Natalie Posdaljian University of California San Diego USA
244 Nichole Price Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
245 Eva Ramirez-Llodra Marine Sciences Institute, ICM-CSIC Spain
246 Susan Randerson University of California San Diego USA
247 Ascensao Ravara Universidade de Aveiro Portugal
248 Ascensão Ravara Universidade de Aveiro Portugal
249 Tobias Reich University of Ulm Germany
250 Aurora Requena Gutiérrez Associació Catalana d´Oceanògrafes i Oceanògrafs (ACOIO) Spain
251 Bertrand Richer de Forges Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle France
252 Robert Richmond Univeristy of Hawaii USA
253 Alison Rieser University of Hawaii USA
254 Anna-Karin Ring University of Gothenburg Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Germany
255 J.Murray Roberts Heriot-watt University, center for marine biodiversity and biotechnology UK
256 Callum Roberts University of York UK
257 Ana Rodriguez University of Ghent Belgium
258 Fabian Roger University of Gothenburg Sweden
259 Alex Rogers University of Oxford Department of Zoology UK
260 Zeneida Romero Instituto Español de Oceanografía Spain
261 Armin Rose BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG Germany
262 Rebecca Ross Plymouth University UK
263 Greg Rouse University of California San Diego USA
264 Jose Luis Rueda Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Instituto Español de Oceanografía Spain
265 Vanessa Marceline Salcido University of California San Diego USA
266 Francisco Sardà Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
267 Megan Saunders University of Queensland Australia
268 Rachel Schackne University of Rhode Island USA
269 Robert Scheibling Dalhousie University Canada
270 Laura Schwabe University of Hamburg, Biocentre Grindel and Zoological Museum Germany
271 Brad Seibel University of Rhode Island USA
272 Thomas Shirley Harte Research Institute & Life Sciences Dept.,Texas A&M Univ USA
273 Carine Simon Marine science institute CSIC Spain
274 Rebekah Simpson Plymouth University UK
275 Anne Simpson University of Maine USA
276 Ann Simpson University of Maine USA
277 Margaret Siple University of Washington USA
278 Martin Skarsvåg University of Bergen Norway
279 Jennifer Smith Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
280 Craig R. Smith University of Hawaii USA
281 Montserrat Sole Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
282 Kaylee Stanton University of Rhode Island USA
283 John Starmer University of Florida USA
284 Levi Steel Lewis Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
285 Robert Steneck University of Maine USA
286 Susanna Strömberg University of Gothenburg Sweden
287 Rashid Sumaila University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre Canada
288 Michelle Taylor University of Oxford, Department of Zoology UK
289 Richard Ticehurst Plymouth University UK
290 Derek Tittensor Dalhousie University Canada
291 Tina Treude GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel Germany
292 Anastasios Tselepides Univ. of Piraeus, Dept. of Maritime Studies Greece
293 Leonardo Tunesi Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research ISPRA Italy
294 Verena Tunnicliffe University of Victoria, biology and earth/ ocean sciences Canada
295 Ozge Tutar Institute of marine sciences, Middle East Technical University Turkey
296 Peter Tyedmers Dalhousie University Canada
297 Jessica Umansky Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
298 Victor Vacquier Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
299 Sergio Vallina Marine Sciences Institute (ICM – CSIC) Spain
300 Rob Van Soest Naturalis Biodiversity Center Netherlands
301 Chirstine Vanhamme University of California San Diego USA
302 Ann Vanreusel University of Ghent Belgium
303 Adriana Verges University of New South Wales Australia
304 Magda Vila Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
305 Sebastian Villasante University of Santiago de Compostela-Galicia Spain
306 Marcelo Visentini Kitahara Universidade de São Paulo, Centro de Biologia Marinha Brasil
307 Tage Vowles University of Gothenburg Sweden
308 Tage Vowles University of Gothenburg Sweden
309 Rhian Waller University of Maine USA
310 Rhian Waller University of Maine USA
311 Dieter Waloszek University of Ulm Germany
312 Les Watling University of Hawaii USA
313 Ida Wendt University of Gothenburg Sweden
314 Wilfried Westheide Osnabrueck University Germany
315 Laura Wicks Heriot-Watt University, School of Life Sciences UK
316 Helena Wiklund Natural History Museum, London UK
317 Tomas Willems Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) Belgium
318 Danielle Williams Scripps Institution of Oceanography USA
319 Gray A. Williams University of Hong Kong USA
320 James Wilson Trinity College Dublin, Zoology Dept. Ireland
321 Boris Worm Dalhousie University Canada
322 Mary Yang San Diego Natural History Museum USA
323 Zuzana Zajkova University of Barcelona, faculty of biology Spain

ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs

Organization Surname First Name Country represented
40+ Fishing Boat Association Smylie Mike United Kingdom
5 Terre Academy D’Imporzano Leonardo Italy
ADEPEG-CPA Sandouno Mamayawa External
Ailerons Ziani Nicolas France
AIMARES Ambrosio Luis Spain
An Taisce (National Trust for Ireland) Keane Camilla Ireland
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Demetriou Monica Greece
Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation Miliou Anastasia Greece
Asociacion de Armadores de Artes Menores de Catalunya (ADAMEC) Tarridas Ramon Spain
Asociación Mar de Tierras Fernandez Corbacho Cristina Spain
Asociacion Posidonia MED Trivelli Matteo Spain
Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo e Conservação dos Elasmobrânquios (APECE) Correia João Portugal
Associació Catalana d´Oceanògrafes i Oceanògrafs (ACOIO) Requena Gutiérrez Aurora Spain
Ateneu Juvenil, Cultural i Naturalista de Girona Rost Bagudanch Josep Spain
Bangladesh Young Environment Initiative Rahman Mofizur Bangladesh
Birdlife International Karhu Johanna UK
Birdwatch Ireland Egan Siobhán Ireland
Black Sea NGO Network Gileva Emma International
BLOOM Association Nouvian Claire France
Blue Ventures Harris Alasdair United Kingdom
Bond Beter Leefmilieu Cloots Lieze Belgium
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI Diaz Lopez Bruno Italy
Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation, Kingston, Jamaica Espeut Peter Jamaica
Centre d’Etudes pour le Développement d’une Pisciculture Autonome (CEDEPA) Benoist Philippe France
Centre d’Etude, de Recherche-Action et d’Appuis pour le Développement  (CERAD) Edjossan Epiphane International
Centro de Investigaciones Ecosistemas de Costeros Pina Amargos Fabian Cuba
Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Islands Bustamante Rodrigo International
Clean up Greece Manolopoulou Carla Greece
Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) Höglund Nils International
Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) Norén Gunnar Sweden
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA) Bours Hélène International
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA) Gorez Beatrice International
Coastwatch Europe Dubsky Karin Ireland
Collectif Bar Européen Beaucher Stéphan France
Collectif Bar Européen Dechene André France
Community of Arran Seabed Trust Limited Wood Howard United Kingdom
Confédération Africaine des Organisations de Pêche Artisanale (CAOPA) Gueye Gaoussou Senegal
Confraria de Pescadors de Sitges del Campo Enrique Spain
Conservation International Stone Greg International
Conservation Law Foundation Shelley Peter USA
Coral Cay Conservation Raines Peter United Kingdom
CRAM Foundation Garçon Julia Spain
CTS Clò Simona Italy
Danish Society for a Living Sea Andersen Knud Denmark
Danmarks Naturfredningsforening Jørgensen Henning Denmark
Deepwave Gross Onno Germany
Deutsche Umwelthilfe Stöcker Ulrich Germany
Deutsche Umwelthilfe Wolff Nina Germany
Din l-Art Helwa Camilleri George Malta
Dingle Oceanworld Hegarty Sarah Ireland
Earth Restoration Service Kornevall Andreas United Kingdom
Ecological Organisations Network of the Aegean Sea Xenos Konstantinos Greece
Ecologistas en  Acción Martín-Sosa Samuel Spain
Ecologistas en Accion Morote Elvira Spain
Eko-Unia Gawlik Radosław Poland
Eko-Unia LEŚ EWA Poland
Environmental Defense Fund Landman Jessica USA
Estonian Sportfishing Federation Tõnsberg Endrik Estonia
EuroNatur Spangenberg Annette Germany
Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) Mari Francisco Germany
Expédition M.E.D Dumontet Bruno France
Fair Oceans Kaschinski Kai Germany
Fédération Francaise d’Etudes et de Sports Sous Marins – (FFESSM) Dumas Jacques France
Finnish Association for Nature Conservation Veistola Tapani Finland
fish4tomorrow Farrugia JD Malta
Fishing For Jobs Shine John Ireland
Fondation Nicolas Hulot Hulot Nicolas France
Fondazione Cetacea Affronte Marco Italy
Foundation Green Institute Grabiec Jakub Poland
Foundation Green Institute Szwed Dariusz Poland
Frankie’s Fish & Chips Gold John United Kingdom
Fundació ENT Ortega Cerdà Miquel Spain
Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible Montero Miriam Spain
Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible / Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori Cavallé Marta Spain
Fundacja Naszej Strony Kos Ewa Poland
Fundacja Sprzatanie Świata – Polska Lasocka Anita Poland
Galway Atlantaquaria O’Hara Kevin Ireland
Gas Pavia Co Cristina Italy
Gesellschaft zum Schutz der Meeressäugetiere e.V. (GSM) Deimer Petra Germany
Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine Karlowski Ulrich Germany
Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine e.V. Gebhard Rollo Germany
Global Greengrants Fund Bo Wen USA
Global Penguin Society Borboroglu Pablo Garcia Argentina
Greek Rescue Team Tsideris Christos Greece
Greenhouse Malta Debono Anthony Malta
GreenLife Galluzzo Fabio Italy
Greenpeace France
Greenpeace International
GRIS – Gruppo Ricercatori Italini sugli Squali razze e chimere Bottaro Massimiliano Italy
Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Territorio e Ambiente Careto Helder Portugal
Hampshire & isle of wight wildlife trust Dale Amy UK
Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society Joy Paul United Kingdom
Humanité & Biodiversité Reeves Hubert France
Iberian biodiversity (IBBIO) Sealey Michael Spain
Iceland Nature Conservation Association Finnsson Arni Iceland
Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA) Barreira Ana Spain
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) O’Riordan Brian International
International Institute of Environment and Development Carlile Liz United Kingdom
International School of Athens Yannacopoulou Beatrice Greece
Irish Bass Quinlan John Ireland
Irish Kayak Angling Club Griffin John Ireland
Irish Seal Sanctuary Price Brendan Ireland
Irish Wildlife Trust Fogarty Pádraic Ireland
Irish Wildlife Trust Pender Joanne Ireland
Irukandji Aquatik Films Xicota Ester Spain
Italian Federation of Spearfishing (FIPIA) Calvenzi Fulvio Italy
IUCN Laffoley Dan International
Kalipso Kauppaymuthoo Vassen Mauritius
Kenna EcoDiving Rosier Gaynor Spain
Klub Gaja Bożek Jacek Poland
Klub Gaja Migdał Jolanta Poland
Latvian Anglers Association Birkovs Alvis Latvia
Legambiente Venneri Sebastiano Italy
Legambiente Onlus Barbera Federica Italy
Libertas International Carrion Cristina Spain
Liffeysound Radio kavanagh Patrick Ireland
Lighthouse Foundation Ambsdorf Jens Germany
Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux Duncan Alison France
Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux Ladiesse Patrick France
Lithuanian Fund for Nature Staponkus Robertas Lithuania
Longitude181 Krupka Daniel France
LPN – Liga para a Proteccao da Natureza Castel-Branco Paes Sidonio Portugal
LPN – Liga para a Proteccao da Natureza Sa Rita Portugal
M.E.E.R. Ritter Fabian Germany
Marefondum Alvaro Alejos Roberto Spain
Marevivo Maso Serena Italy
Marevivo Gentile Laura Italy
Marine Conservation Society Fanshawe Samantha United Kingdom
Marine Network of Friends of the Earth, England Wales and Northern Ireland – MARINET Eades Stephen United Kingdom
MarViva Jiminez Jorge Panama
MarViva Panama Pinzon Zuleika Panama
Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles (Medasset) Grimanis Konstantinos Greece
Mediterrània Centre d’Iniciatives Ecològiques Monteagudo Maria Spain
MedSharks de Sabata Eleonora Italy
Micronesia Conservation Trust Kostka William Micronesia
Mission Blue Earle Sylvia USA
Moshi Moshi Rohl Nicky United Kingdom
National Artisanal Fishermen Federation of Mauritania (FNP Artisanal) Abeid Sid Ahmed Mauritania
National Geographic Society Sala Enric USA
National Sea Life Centre Bray Ó Suilleabhain Pat Ireland
Naturalists’ Club Kotulak Monika Poland
Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) Detloff Kim Germany
Nature Trust (Malta) Cavlan Attard Malta
Natuurpunt Steenwegen Chris Belgium
Nederlandse Elasmobranchen Vereniging Kingma Irene Netherlands, The
NEREO Armas Bigarós Ariadna Spain
New Economics Foundation Esteban Aniol United Kingdom
New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association Percy Jerry United Kingdom
Nireas Marine Research Papacharidemou Michalis Cyprus
Noé Conservation Greth Arnaud France
Noé Conservation Poncelet Peggy France
North West Traditional Fishermen O’Donovan Paul Ireland
Observatori de deute en la Globalització Llistar David Spain
Observatório do Mar dos Açores (OMA) Pereira José Portugal
Ocean Conservancy Jones Janis USA
Oceana Hirshfield Michael USA
Oceana in Europe Pastor Xavier International
OceanCare Switzerland Lueber Sigrid Switzerland
OceanInk Hardt Marah USA
Oceanográfica: Divulgación, Educación y Ciencia Boyra López Arturo Spain
Oceanus Siniscalchi Fabio Italy
Our Earth Foundation Stanisławska-Meysztowicz Mira Poland
People Uniting and Generating Aid for Development (PUGAD) Lyduch Einer Denmark
Pew Environment Group Bellion Uta International
Pew Environment Group Goad Vanessa International
Pew Environment Group Knigge Markus International
Pew Environment Group Lieberman Sue International
Pew Environment Group Senni Domitilla International
Pew Environment Group Walker Mike International
Plataforma para La Defensa del Litoral del Sureste de Gran Canaria Santana Garcia Oscar Manuel Spain
Polish Ecological Club Gruszka Piotr Poland
Polish Ecological Club Polish Ecological Club Polish Ecological Club Polish Ecological Club
Polish Society for the Protection of Birds Flor Isabella Poland
Poseidonion Grand Hotel Vordonis Antonis Greece
Pretoma Arauz Randall Costa Rica
Pro Wildlife e.V. Altherr Sandra Germany
Pro Wildlife e.V. Freyer Daniela Germany
Project Aware Foundation Pleydell Suzanne International
Protect the Sharks Foundation Latridou Rabea Netherlands, The
Reef Check Heiss Georg Germany
Réseau Cétacés Guyomard Sandra France
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) Edwards Joan United Kingdom
Ruisaba Abad Marcos Spain
Samos Divers Association Malagaris Alexandros Greece
SCIAENA – Marine Sciences and Cooperation Carvalho Gonçalo Portugal
Scottish Creelers and Divers Sinclair Alistair United Kingdom
Scubadive West Galvin Deirdre Ireland
Sea First Foundation Winkel Dos Netherlands
Sea First Foundation Wouters Judith Belgium and Netherlands
Sea to Shore Alliance Powell James U.S.
Sea-Changers Webb Helen United Kingdom
Seas At Risk Coelho Vera International
Seas At Risk Verbeek Monica International
Share the World’s Resources Makwana Rajesh United Kingdom
Shark Angels France Leloup Florentine France
Shark Foundation Godknecht Alexander Switzerland
Shark Research Institute Levine Marie US
Shark Trust Hood Ali United Kingdom
Sharklab Nowell Greg International
Sharklife Conservation Group Smith Grant South Africa
Sharkman’s World Organization Buttigieg Alex Malta
Sharks Mission France Rossier Fabienne France
Slow Food Germany Hudson Ursula International
Slow Food Germany Veneziano Veronica International
Slow Food International Pizzi Matteo International
Smart Taxes McHugh Dara Ireland
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) Costa Luis Portugal
SOS Grand Bleu Sidois Jean-Pierre France
Souffleurs d’Ecume Mayol Pascal France
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Bentivegna Flegra Italy
Stichting de Noordzee Absil Christine Netherlands, The
Submarinistas en Acción Tovar Ana Spain
Sustainable Fish City Dalmeny Kath United Kingdom
Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust Millar Charles United Kingdom
Swedish Elasmobranch Society Kihlberg Therese Sweden
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) Bruno Ellen Sweden
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) Garpe Kajsa Sweden
Sylvia Earle Alliance Luskey Ann USA
Tethys Notarbarto​lo di Sciara Giuseppe Italy
Tethys Research Institute Gonzalvo Villegas Joan Italy
The Fisheries Secretariat Sporrong Niki International
The Gaia Foundation Anderson Teresa United Kingdom
The Gowienica Rivers Association Furdyna Artur Poland
The Nature Conservancy, Hawaii White Alan USA
The Salmon and Trout Association Gray Janina United Kingdom
University of the West of England Appleby Tom United Kingdom
Verdegaia Palas Santiago Spain
Veterinarios Sin Fronteras Garcia Ferran Spain
VHL Hyland Vincent Ireland
Wildlife Conservation Society McLanahan Tim USA
Women’s Environmental Network Metcalf Kate United Kingdom
Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) Rossi Patrick Czech Republic
Zoological Society of London Debney Alison UK

FISHERMEN ASSOCIATIONS

 

Organization Surname First Name Country represented
40+ Fishing Boat Association Smylie Mike United Kingdom
Asoar-Armega Rodríguez Luis Spain
Asociacion de Armadores de Artes Menores de Catalunya (ADAMEC) Tarridas Ramon Spain
Centre d’Etudes pour le Développement d’une Pisciculture Autonome (CEDEPA) France
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA) Bours Hélène International
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA) Gorez Beatrice International
Collectif Bar Européen Dechene André France
Confédération Africaine des Organisations de Pêche Artisanale (CAOPA) Gueye Gaoussou Senegal
Confraria de Pescadors de Sitges del Campo Enrique Spain
Fishing For Jobs Shine John Ireland
Fundación Lonxanet García Allut Antonio Spain
Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible / Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori Montero Miriam Spain
Fundación Lonxanet para la Pesca Sostenible / Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori Cavallé Marta Spain
Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society Joy Paul United Kingdom
Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society Joy Paul United Kingdom
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) O’Riordan Brian International
Irish Bass Quinlan John Ireland
Italian Federation of Spearfishing (FIPIA) Calvenzi Fulvio Italy
Latvian Anglers Association Birkovs Alvis Latvia
National Artisanal Fishermen Federation of Mauritania (FNP Artisanal) Abeid Sid Ahmed Mauritania
New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association Percy Jerry United Kingdom
North West Traditional Fishermen O’Donovan Paul Ireland
PESCARTES (Asociación de Pescadores Artesanales Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata) Rodríguez Luis Spain

 

OTHERS

 

Organization Surname First Name Country represented
Alleco Ltd. Leinikki Jouni Finland
BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG Armin Rose Germany
Catalina Offshore Runi Dave USA
COMPASS online Baron Nancy USA
Cross Cultural Horizons Randerson Anne International
Deep Seas Environmental Solutions Ltd. Billett David UK
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium Hegarty Sarah Ireland
Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) Mari Francisco Germany
Ezemvelo kzn wildlife Harris Jean South Africa
Frankie’s Fish & Chips Gold John United Kingdom
Fundació ENT Ortega Cerdà Miquel Spain
Fundacja Naszej Strony Kos Ewa Poland
Gaia Mariculture Pte Ltd Richer de Forges Mathilde Singapore
Gaia Mariculture Pte Ltd Richer de Forges Mathilde France
Galway Atlantaquaria O’Hara Kevin Ireland
Gas Pavia Co Cristina Italy
Gloverworks Consulting Glover Linda USA
GreenLife Galluzzo Fabio Italy
Greenstart Barge Rachel USA
In Situ Science Illustration Jacobsen Karen USA
Intellectual Capital Newspaper Chapple Steve
Irukandji Aquatik Films Xicota Ester Spain
Kalipso Kauppaymuthoo Vassen Mauritius
Marefondum Alvaro Alejos Roberto Spain
National Sea Life Centre Bray Ó Suilleabhain Pat Ireland
Naturalists’ Club Kotulak Monika Poland
New Economics Foundation Esteban Aniol United Kingdom
Observatori de deute en la Globalització Llistar David Spain
Poseidonion Grand Hotel Vordonis Antonis Greece
Posidonia Project Carloforte Trivelli Matteo Italy
Ruisaba Abad Marcos Spain
San Diego Newspaper Group, Garfield Judith USA
Smart Taxes McHugh Dara Ireland
VHL Hyland Vincent Ireland
World Bank Lange Glenn-Marie International
Lu Evie
Préhaut Charlotte New Caledonia
Benn Angela
Rhodes Bryce
Shale David UK
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