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Reforming EU fisheries subsidies - a joint NGO discussion paper and technical resource

Publication | October 2, 2011 at 12:29

Widespread overcapacity in the EU fishing fleet has led to 70 percent of European fish stocks being fished above maximum sustainable yield, with untold damage done to global fish stocks where the EU is also active. Without urgent change, only...

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...

Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Press release | December 12, 2011 at 12:41

Brussels, 12 December 2011 - The EU Court of Auditors today published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe.

Danish EU presidency - Greenpeace priorities for the environment

Publication | January 9, 2012 at 12:39

Denmark will take the helm of the Council of the European Union from January 2012 at a crucial time for the future of Europe and its citizens. As government cuts start to bite and the debt and Euro-zone crises unfold, Europeans continue to be...

Arctic Sunrise captures EU trawlers plundering West African seas

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | February 27, 2012

Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is currently in Mauritanian waters to highlight the problems of overfishing emptying African seas. Vast factory-style fishing boats are trawling out fish at an alarming rate and decimating local ecosystems...

The Price of Plunder

Publication | February 27, 2012 at 15:51

The fundamental problem facing Europe’s fishing industry is overcapacity: its fleet is catching far more than current fish stocks can bear. Under the broken governance of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Europe’s waters have been...

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...

Tackling fleet overcapacity - policy briefing

Publication | April 1, 2012 at 8:37

The size and capacity of the EU fleet is estimated to be 2 to 3 times above the sustainable level in a number of fisheries, according to European Commission figures.1 This overcapacity drives overfishing, causing environmental harm and making the...

Five–point plan for EU fisheries reform

Publication | April 24, 2012 at 14:20

Greenpeace and Oceans2012 set out their vision for a five point plan for a successful reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

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.

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