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Parliament fights overfishing by voting to reform subsidies

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 14:12

Strasbourg - Greenpeace cautiously welcomed today’s decision by the European Parliament to cap subsidies for the modernisation of the EU fishing fleet and to reject proposals to subsidise the construction of new boats. It warned however that a...

Monster boats nov 2014

Publication | November 3, 2014 at 18:37

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Members of the European Parliament back extensive reform of EU fisheries policy

Press release | December 18, 2012 at 15:15

Brussels – The European Parliament’s fisheries committee has endorsed sweeping reforms of EU fisheries policy that could help bring back fish stocks from the brink and reverse decades of overfishing by a bloated EU fishing fleet, said Greenpeace.

MEPs back conflicting measures to limit the global impact of the EU fishing fleet

Press release | September 19, 2012 at 12:18

Brussels – The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted today on proposed changes to the EU’s fishing practices in international and foreign waters. The committee recognised the need to reduce the impact of EU fishing vessels abroad,...

EU falls short of eliminating subsidies that fuel overfishing

Press release | January 29, 2014 at 10:01

Brussels – The European Parliament, EU governments and the Commission reached a political agreement last night on the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), but the final deal could undermine efforts to improve fishing rules, said...

EU fisheries ministers fall short of full discards ban

Press release | February 27, 2013 at 12:50

Brussels – EU fisheries ministers have agreed a proposal for limited restrictions on discards - the practice of throwing unwanted dead fish overboard. The Irish EU presidency will now have to negotiate a full reform of fisheries policy with the...

Employment on board

Publication | May 6, 2013 at 15:00

The world’s oceans cannot withstand the current rate of fishing. In order to ensure the future of marine biodiversity and of those who make their living by it a sustainable fishing model must be established.

Compulsory ‘privatisation of the sea’ dead in the water

Press release | April 27, 2012 at 11:07

Brussels - European ministers meeting today in Luxembourg are unlikely to support a plan by the European Commission to oblige European countries to set up a market allowing fishermen to trade fishing quotas, said Greenpeace.

Parliament environment committee takes a stand on fisheries reform

Press release | May 8, 2012 at 10:41

Brussels - A broad coalition of civil society groups praised the European Parliament environment committee for its strong stand today on EU fisheries reform. In a vote on the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the members of the...

Greenpeace activists obstruct access to EU fisheries Council

Press release | June 12, 2012 at 9:00

UPDATE - Greenpeace activists have ended a blockade outside the Council building started early this morning in Luxembourg ahead of a crucial meeting of EU fisheries ministers to discuss a reform of EU fishing rules. Activists lifted the...

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