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Strong laws can protect our seas and the people who depend on them

oceans

Strong laws can protect our seas and the people who depend on them

oceans

Strong laws can protect our seas and the people who depend on them

  • Dover cliffs for story saying Government protection plan for vulnerable marine ecosystem falls short

    Government protection plan for vulnerable marine ecosystem falls short

    Proposed plans to protect vulnerable marine areas off the coast of Kent fall short and would set a bad precedent for the waters around the UK.

  • photo of boats people and bird to illustrate story saying 2017 Fishing limits set too high for Irish Sea haddock and plaice as ministers largely ignore science

    Many 2017 fishing limits set too high as ministers largely ignore science

    Overfishing remains a serious threat to the ocean and to industry, as EU ministers once again set quotas with little regard for the law or scientific advice.

  • Red and blue fishing boats close up shot

    Weak enforcement undermining CFP as 2017 fishing quotas negotiated

    EU fisheries law is not being properly enforced. Fines for illegal fishing are rare. When fines are given, they are very low – the average is as little as €288.

  • photo of fishing pots and boats to illustrate story asking Are fishing quotas being set in line with the law? Big questions remain as ministers debate 2017 catch limits

    Are fishing quotas set in line with the law? Big questions remain as ministers debate 2017 catch limits

    Next week, EU fisheries ministers will decide the majority of 2017 fishing quotas for the Northeast Atlantic.

  • “Working for ClientEarth gives me a huge sense of hope. By combining law with science, and working with businesses, we will make a real difference to our seas at a time when action is critical.”

    Katie Miller
    Sustainable Seafood Coalition Coordinator

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