Sustainable Fishing

Seafood Fraud: France, star student of Europe

Following the recent crises that rocked the meat industry in Europe, BLOOM, Oceana, researchers from INSERM and the National Museum of Natural History, and Terra eco magazine teamed up to take on seafood traceability in France by conducting a unique investigation into fish labelling fraud. Over the course of one year, 10 regions were studied More…

The “Grenelle de la Mer”

  BLOOM and the WWF created an NGO platform which assumed its full potential during the 2009 “Grenelle de la Mer” (Seas Summit) negotiations. Out of the Grenelle’s 138 commitments, the principle victories for the protection of oceans were:   Most significantly: France set its goal for the creation of marine protected areas at a More…

The French NGOs’ “Yellow Book”

The Yellow Book was a joint response from the NGOs to the European consultation (Green Paper) on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform. This very rich and detailed document (around 70 pages long) was the result of an NGO platform composed of the following organizations: BLOOM, Collectif Bar Européen, Nicolas Hulot Foundation, Greenpeace, Ocean2012, Planète More…

The Fisheries Control Regime: 2008/2009

This project, which has since become law, was intended to strengthen EU control within the Common Fisheries Policy.   BLOOM has worked alongside Pew and Greenpeace to get the European regulation for fisheries controls adopted without removal of the strong measures specified in Articles 95, 82 and 84, which would guarantee the effectiveness of the More…

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