Oceana launched a cyberalert asking Spain to support a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling. Spain is one of the world’s most prolific bottom trawling nations in international waters and is opposing proposals for a moratorium.
A bright orange spider crab spanning almost two metres and black-skinned, luminous-eyed sharks are just some of the rare deep sea creatures dumped from the nets of an EU bottom trawling vessel.
Coalition member, CeDePesca, hosted a workshop in Buenos Aires for NGOs, scientists, the fishing industry and government representatives to discuss the need for a high seas moratorium on bottom trawl fishing.
Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society (OFS) call on United Nations members to support a global moratorium on bottom trawling of the high seas.
During APEC’s Integrated Oceans Management Forum III, on Easter Island, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) met with fisheries and aquaculture experts participating in the Forum.
The needless destruction of the high seas was exposed by Greenpeace this morning, after documenting a EU bottom trawler operating in the North Atlantic.
The European General Affairs Council has just adopted a proposal from the European Commission for urgent measures to protect deep sea coral reefs around the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands.
An article appearing in the Washington Post warns that the oceans are in crisis and points to a number of ominous signs, the sharp decline in fish stocks over the past few decades being one of the clearest.
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition is actively encouraging all Member States to support Costa Rica’s additions submitted to the chairs of the negotiations on both the UNGA Fisheries Resolution and the Oceans Resolution.
A Coalition of leading environmental and conservation organisations today warned that the international community is failing to protect seabed habitats of the high seas, as oceans negotiations begin at the United Nations (UN) this week.