Fisheries

29
Jun
2018

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) which represents over 80 non-governmental organizations concerned with protecting the deep sea, called on the European Union to protect deepwater corals, instead of protecting its fleet’s fishing activities on deep sea vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Continue reading Conservation Groups Call On European Union to Protect Deepwater Corals Rather Than Its Fishing Fleet

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29
Jun
2018

Source: Europa Press

La Coalición para la Protección de las Aguas Profundas (DSCC, por sus siglas en inglés) que aglutina a más de 80 ONG ha solicitado a la Unión Europea que proteja los corales de aguas profundas ante las actividades pesqueras de su flota en los ecosistemas profundos vulnerables.

Continue reading ONG piden a la UE que proteja frente a su flota pesquera los corales de aguas profundas en el Índico

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23
Apr
2018

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) congratulates Claire Nouvian, founder of BLOOM Association, a member organization of the DSCC, for winning the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work on a new European Union deep-sea fishing regulation. The regulation bans bottom trawling below 800 metres in EU waters and contains a variety of additional measures to protect deep-sea ecosystems such as cold-water coral reefs, deep water sponge fields and other so-called vulnerable marine ecosystems found extensively in EU waters from the harmful effects of fishing.

Continue reading Deep Sea Conservation Coalition congratulates Claire Nouvian for winning the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work to ban deep-sea trawling

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16
Apr
2018

Source: Oceans Deeply 
Author: Alastair Bland

BY DRAGGING HEAVY nets across the seafloor, bottom trawling has long been regarded as among the most indiscriminate and destructive of fishing methods. Now new research shows that fishery managers may have grossly underestimated the global impacts of trawling for decades.

Continue reading Race to the Bottom: Impact of Deep-Sea Fishing Severely Underestimated

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14
Apr
2018

Source: The Irish Times
Author: Michael Viney

Lophelia pertusa has nothing to with Hamlet’s damsel in the river and is not, for that matter, even Latin. I was once dropped from a “bright” stream in school for my apparent lack of effort with that language, a lacuna (there you are) now sometimes regretted.

Continue reading Protecting cold water corals that support an array of wildlife off our coasts

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12
Apr
2018

Source: BLOOM 

new study published today in Frontiers in Marine Science used the data gathered by the Sea Around Us project in a unique effort to reconstruct the fish catch at global scale, to reveal that in the past 60+ years, the practice of towing giant fishing nets along the sea floor has caused the extraction of 25 million tonnes of fish that live 400 metres or more below sea level, leading to the collapse of many fish populations in a “boom and bust” pattern of exploitation.

Continue reading New Study reveals massive under-reporting of deep-sea fish catch

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