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Greenpeace Exposes Spain’s Ocean Destruction

Press release | 3 May, 2010 at 11:00

A Coruna, Spain, 3 May 2010 – 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 of...

Greenpeace Greets E.U. Fisheries Ministers with demands to stop Spain's overfishing...

Press release | 5 May, 2010 at 16:27

Vigo, Spain, 5 May 2010 - As EU Fisheries Ministers begin debating the Common Fisheries Policy1 (CFP) reform in Spain, Greenpeace flew airborne banners and displayed balloon-bound banners demanding “Spain: Stop Overfishing” and “EU: Save Our Seas...

España: The Destructive Practices of Spain’s Fishing Armada

Publication | 3 May, 2010 at 18:16

Spain is Europe’s largest fishing nation, whose fleet represents nearly one-fourth of the European Union’s total fishing capacity and receives the most subsidies in the European Union. Some of its vessels catch more than entire nation’s fishing...

What? You didn’t know your tax money is used to destroy our oceans?

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | 29 December, 2011 4 comments

The Friday before Christmas we revealed the hidden costs of European fisheries at two ports, IJmuiden in the Netherlands and Bremerhaven in Germany, by targeting some of the enormous supertrawlers represented by the Pelagic...

How big is yours?

Blog entry by Saskia Richartz | 14 December, 2011 1 comment

No, not that. Your fishing fleet… how big is your fishing fleet? No idea? It seems that European governments don’t know either. That’s quite a problem when size is at the heart of our overfishing problems. I’ve just come back from a...

Biggest fine in maritime history for Spanish fishing barons in UK

Blog entry by Ariana Densham, Greenpeace UK | 27 July, 2012 5 comments

I don’t know what I expected notorious Spanish fishing barons to look like. Strapping, with deep tans and fancy wrist watches? Or sinewy, wiry and sly? In any case, the four defendants (three men and one woman) looked like fairly...

European fisheries - size does matter!

Blog entry by Hanne Lyng Winter | 19 January, 2012

On the 1st of January 2012, the EU presidency passed from Poland to Denmark; at the same time the reform of the European Common Fishery Policy entered a crucial phase, the final stage of the reform which should result in a new...

Too many boats catching too few fish

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 25 January, 2012 6 comments

It is no secret that Europe’s seas, once teeming with life, are now unable to provide fish for all its citizens. EU governments and the fishing industry have known for decades that they catch more than their seas can provide, so much...

A shared vision with UK fishermen to ensure a future for fishing

Blog entry by Alicia Craw, Greenpeace UK | 8 August, 2012

This year, as we've been working closely with UK small scale fishermen, one thing has become abundantly clear: the EU Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, is not working. Full stop. It's not working for fishermen in the communities...

EU: Stop Spain's overfishing!

Blog entry by LisaV | 4 May, 2010 2 comments

We are destroying our oceans: around 75-80 percent of the world’s fish stocks are already at dangerously low levels. And without urgent action, we may experience a future without fish. The EU, which has the third largest fishing ...

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