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Reckless EU fishing quotas again expected for 2012

Press release | December 16, 2011 at 0:01

Brussels, 16 December 2011 – Ministers meet in Brussels today to set next year’s EU fishing quotas, mainly for Atlantic and North Sea species like cod, herring and sole.

EU to discuss fishing agreements with developing nations

Press release | May 12, 2011 at 16:03

Brussels, 12 May 2010 – Fisheries ministers from around the world and senior European officials will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the future of fishing agreements between the EU and foreign countries. Almost a quarter of all the fish...

Greenpeace exposes Spain's ocean destruction

Press release | May 3, 2010 at 0:00

With stocks collapsing in Europe, Spain’s fleet is now plundering waters as far away as Antarctica and Africa using European taxpayers’ money, according to a new Greenpeace report published today. The day before fisheries ministers gather in one...

Stolen fish - How Africa feeds Europe

Publication | September 1, 2010 at 0:00

One of the biggest threats facing the world’s oceans today is overfishing. The UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that over 75% of all fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. In European waters, the level...

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | September 13, 2010 at 16:15

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

Ministers set course for another decade of overfishing

Press release | June 13, 2012 at 12:28

EU fisheries ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed a damaging common approach to the reform of EU fishing rules that could allow overfishing to continue for at least another decade, said Greenpeace.

Biographies of the African fishermen visiting Brussels

Publication | April 19, 2011 at 14:44

A biosheet on African fishermen who visited Brussels in Spring 2011 to speak out against the environmental and social problems caused by European mega-trawlers.

Preliminary Reaction to the Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and...

Publication | December 9, 2011 at 16:50

A joint reaction by seven green NGOs to the European Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Stolen fish - the impact of EU fisheries outside Europe

Publication | April 19, 2011 at 14:44

A 2 page briefing on the impact of 'mega-trawlers' in African waters and the need for CFP reform. Designed for a visit of African fishermen to Brussels in Spring 2011.

Fishermen speak out against global overfishing by EU fishing fleets

Press release | April 19, 2011 at 14:45

Almost a quarter of fish caught by Europe’s fishing fleet is taken outside EU waters, often with devastating impacts on the environment and local communities in developing countries, African fishermen and Greenpeace will tell EU politicians in...

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