MSC caught up in a turmoil…again!

Many actors, including BLOOM, have launched the On The Hook campaign, which aims to prevent yet another downward slide by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). In particular, On The Hook denounces the MSC’s plan to renew the certification of the world’s largest tuna fishery in the Western Pacific: the PNA fishery. See cover story by More…

BLOOM fights pulse fishing at the European Parliament

Thanks to efficient lobbying by the Netherlands, a conference was held in the European Parliament on  21 June 2017 on the issue of electric fishing, a technique that shocks the sediments to catch buried fish. BLOOM considers that electrocuting fish cannot be promoted as a desirable alternative to other fishing techniques. Although we had prepared a speech, we had More…

UN ADOPTS CALL TO END HARMFUL FISHERIES SUBSIDIES

Press Release New York 9 June, 2017 The UN adopts a clear call for action to eliminate harmul fisheries subsidies From the UN Ocean Conference, BLOOM, the Paris-based NGO with a large marine conservation portfolio, welcomed Our Ocean, Our Future, the political declaration adopted today.[1] Claire Nouvian, founder and Board Chair of BLOOM, highlighted that More…

39 NGOs worldwide call to halt deep-sea mining

9 June 2017, New York, US Today, at the Ocean Conference of the United Nations, Seas At Risk, supported by its 34 members and Mission Blue, BLOOM, the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and Earthworks, called on the international community to stop deep sea mining in its tracks. At the Ocean Conference of the United Nations, Dr Monica Verbeek, Executive Director at Seas At Risk More…

Taxpayers’money should go to ocean protection – not destruction

#OceanAction21922 BLOOM commits to helping governments categorize and analyze their fisheries subsidies data   THE UN OCEAN CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, 5-9 JUNE, 2017 Press Release BLOOM, the Paris-based Non-Governmental Organization recognized for its landmark campaign for the protection of deep-sea biodiversity, will participate in the first High level UN Ocean Conference convened by the General More…

French Environment Minister calls for a true European ban on pulse fishing

Paris, 2 March 2017 BLOOM welcomes the position of the French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Mrs Ségolène Royal, who strongly opposed, in a letter sent to the European Commission on 24 February 2017, the exemptions granted to vessels allowing them to practice pulse fishing in EU waters despite this fishing technique More…

The Dark Side of Aquaculture

How industrial fisheries reduce perfectly edible wild fish into fishmeal to farm carnivorous fish, pigs and poultry. BLOOM dived into the opaque world of ‘reduction fisheries’, which catch fish low on the food chain – such as sardines and anchovies – to reduce them into fishmeal and fish oil to support the farming of fish, More…

The ban on deep-sea bottom trawling enters into force today

London, January 12, 2017 The new deep-sea fishing regulation which incepts the ban on deep-sea bottom trawling beyond 800 meters in depth comes into force on Thursday 12 January 2017. After a long and painful reform process, the European regulation (EU)2016/2336 finally replaces the former legislation (EC)2347/2002, which had become obsolete and ineffective in protecting More…

Claire Nouvian: Ocean Award winner for deep-sea fight

In London on January 11th 2017, BOAT Magazine and the Blue Marine Foundation organized the second annual edition of The Ocean Awards, “which celebrate individuals and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the health of the oceans.” Claire Nouvian won the Policy Award, for BLOOM’s outstanding and eight-year long campaign that resulted in an EU-wide More…