Opinion papers

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…

The publication of previously unreleased data reveals that the French government has hidden the truth about its deep-sea fishing activity

France’s position on the reform of the European deep-sea fishing regulation appears unjustifiable in light of this new information On 2 July 2014, the French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) released data on the activities of French deep-sea bottom trawlers that non-government organizations (NGOs) have been demanding since national multi-stakeholder negotiations took More…

An inconvenient truth

  By Prof. Les Watling, Prof. Callum Roberts and Prof. J. Murray Roberts   Fishing industry lobbyists recently circulated a document in which they made 10 points (“10 Facts on Deep Sea Fishing – all you need to know…”), each of them designed to persuade MEPs that deep sea bottom trawling is a benign and More…

Deep Impact

Facts, only facts…on the great seabeds and deep-sea fishing in the North-East Atlantic ocean

Objection des ONG à la certification MSC de la pêcherie de sardine à la bolinche en Bretagne Sud

Les ONG et associations de pêche artisanale ont soumis une objection commune (pendant la phase d’expression publique) à la certification MSC de pêcheries de sardine à la bolinche en Bretagne Sud. L’objectif était d’objecter l’entrée imminente sur ces pêcheries artisanales de petite taille, bien gérées, de quelques unités beaucoup plus importantes, qui allaient mener à une More…

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