Deep Sea: Who are the key players?

Actors in France

In 2009, FranceAgriMer indicated that deep-sea species accounted for over 10% of turnover for 23 boats, and the majority of turnover for 11 of these. The same document indicated that only 2 boats landed over ten tons of deep-sea species per year and five boats landed over 500 tons. France is therefore in a very More…

FRENCH PUBLIC AUTHORITIES: ACCOMPLICES TO DESTRUCTIVE FISHING

France’s assessment operation concerning deep-sea fisheries (August 2009-June 2010) This multipartite consultation (with participants representing five types of players), arose from the Grenelle Seas Summit and was responsible for “ensuring that deep-water fisheries are economically, socially and ecologically viable, in order that their continuation, with adaptations if necessary, might be envisaged.” The mission, from which More…

SUPERMARKET RANKING BY GREENPEACE

Greenpeace audits supermarkets via an active and trained field network. The 2011 list of supermarkets worldwide that have stopped selling deep-sea fish is available here: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/PageFiles/345834/FINAL%20Greenpe… France Greenpeace showed (in 2009) that the main supermarkets distributing and selling deep-sea fish in France were: Intermarché / Les Mousquetaires Auchan Les Mousquetaires and Auchan sell the highest More…

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