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Commission report highlights failure by EU governments to tackle excessive fishing...

Press release | July 9, 2012 at 11:32

Brussels - Greenpeace urged EU fisheries ministers to put their houses in order, as a new report by the European Commission highlights the lack of effective action to recognise and tackle the excessive fishing capacity of EU fleets. The report...

Plunder continues as EU fisheries ministers tinker around the edges of reform

Press release | March 19, 2012 at 8:30

Brussels/Nouadhibou (Mauritania) - European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels to discuss the reform of EU fishing rules are expected to ignore the critical imbalance between the bloated size of EU fleets and dwindling stocks, said...

Small-scale fishermen and Greenpeace call on EU ministers to end quota madness

Press release | December 18, 2012 at 9:06

Brussels, 18 December 2012 – European small-scale fishermen and Greenpeace have joined forces to warn EU fisheries ministers not to favour Europe’s destructive industrial fishing fleet, ahead of annual negotiations to decide how much fish can be...

EU fisheries reform – call for action

Publication | June 12, 2012 at 9:00

Fisheries ministers in the European Union have been entrusted to work with the European Parliament to chart a new path for EU fisheries management that breaks with decades of short-sighted overexploitation of our seas and recovers fish...

Fisheries Council: NGO open letter to ministers opposing CFP reform compromise

Publication | June 11, 2012 at 12:30

Dear ministers, 75% of European fish stocks are overexploited and almost one-third of fishing jobs in Europe have been lost in the last decade alone. This is the result of 30 years of mismanagement. You have been entrusted to work with the...

Commission fisheries fund plan continues subsidy binge

Press release | December 2, 2011 at 13:11

Brussels - A new plan unveiled today by the European Commission to review fisheries subsidies has failed to deliver a vital shift to support low-impact fishermen, said Greenpeace. Earlier drafts of the plan had promised a new approach that could...

Danish presidency opts for status quo not sea change

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 12:20

Brussels - As next week’s Council is expected to agree a joint position on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform, leading green and campaign groups warn that the proposed deal would not stop the depletion of fish stocks for another decade. By...

Joint statement of the Mauritanian actors and Greenpeace

Press release | September 8, 2013 at 13:00

We, actors of the Mauritanian fisheries sector, representative of the professional organizations and civil society, have jointly organized with Greenpeace Africa this Sunday, September 8th 2013 in Nouakchott, a workshop on the status of fisheries...

European ministers want to continue bankrolling overfishing

Press release | October 23, 2012 at 18:28

Luxembourg / Brussels – Greenpeace has condemned EU ministers for selling out to the short-term economic interests of the industrial fishing industry, instead of putting Europe’s fisheries onto a path of recovery. Many parts of the EU fishing...

Fisheries Council (quotas) photo opportunity 18 Dec

Background | December 11, 2012 at 11:25

EU fisheries ministers will meet on 18-20 December to agree fishing quotas for 2013. On the same day, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will hold a crucial vote on the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.

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