Members of the EU Parliament's Fisheries Committee in industry pocket, fail to derail deep sea protection legislation
18 June 2013 Members of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) attending a Parliamentary Hearing to debate new deep-sea fisheries legislation designed to protect vulnerable ocean habitats, have criticized the proceeding as a deliberate waste of time designed to derail the push for protection.
Letter to Members of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee
12 June 2013 A group of leading NGO and scientific institutes in Europe call on the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee to ensure that the debate on new legislation for the management of deep-sea fishing in the North-East Atlantic progresses without delay.
Pêche abusive : un Petit Poucet veut faire la peau aux Mousquetaires
9 June 2013 Une association de défense de l'environnement appelle François Hollande à faire cesser le chalutage en eaux profondes pratiqué notamment par Intermarché.
Canada's Minister MacKay Announces Support to Canada’s Unique Marine Habitat on World Oceans Day
8 June 2013 PICTOU, Nova Scotia – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Harper Government is protecting two areas of the Scotian Shelf by closing them to bottom-contact fishing. This action protects a rare sponge off Nova Scotia on the eastern Scotian Shelf, Vazella Pourtalesi, from intrusive human activities.