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Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | December 22, 2014

As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay,...

EU fisheries ministers fail to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2014 at 23:13

Brussels – Commenting on the outcome of the fisheries Council today, Greenpeace EU fisheries policy director Saskia Richartz said: “It is unacceptable that many of the fishing quotas agreed today fail to end overfishing. Ministers gave no...

EU ministers need to show some backbone and end overfishing

Press release | December 15, 2014 at 9:45

Brussels – Fisheries ministers from 28 European countries are meeting in Brussels today to agree 2015 fishing quotas for most stocks, including those in the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Black Sea. To remind European leaders of their...

NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

Publication | December 10, 2014 at 10:30

A coalition of leading environmental organisations has filed a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under...

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry...

Press release | December 4, 2014 at 8:12

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents...

Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

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