Oceans

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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

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    Give the Baltic cod space to breed

    We’re approaching the 2020 deadline for sustainable fishing limits. We need to see Member States making consistent and responsible decisions on vulnerable fisheries.

  • chain, sea and sunset for story saying Secret EU minutes show unsustainable fishing quotas set with scant justification.jpg

    New EU data shows unsustainable fishing quotas set with scant justification

    EU fishing quotas were set higher than advised by scientists and the European Commission without sufficient economic or social justification, an access to information request has revealed. This breaches EU transparency law and undermines EU fisheries law.

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

    UK 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.

  • “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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