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21 November 2014
GLI ILLUSTRI RICERCATORI ITALIANI, ANTONIO PUSCEDDU E ROBERTO DANOVARO HANNO INVIATO UNA LETTERA PER PROTEGGERE GLI ECOSISTEMI MARINI PROFONDI AL MINISTRO MARTINA E PER CONOSCENZA AI MINISTRI GALLETTI E GIANNINI, INVITANDO L'ITALIA A PRESENTARE LA POSIZIONE DEL CONSIGLIO ENTRO LA FINE DEL SEMESTRE ITALIANO


21 October 2014
PEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEEP-SEA FISHING LIMITS 2015–2016


10 November 2014
Policy recommendations from Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Iceland Nature Conservation Association, Oceana, Seas at Risk, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF


10 November 2014
Annex 1: On the proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2015 and 2016 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks (COM(2014)613)


10 November 2014
Oceana recommendation on deep-sea fishing opportunities for 2015-2016


31 October 2014
Proposal for a regulation to manage deep-sea fisheries in the North East Atlantic, October 2014


31 October 2014
Reforming the European deep-sea fishing regulation: DSCC UK Briefing, October 2014


23 October 2014
Joint NGO Open Letter to Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry: Role of the Italian Presidency on the progress of the Regulations on the management of deep-sea fishing in the North East Atlantic.
Italian


21 September 2014
Recommendations to the 36th NAFO Annual General Meeting, September 22-26 2014, Vigo, Spain
English


8 July 2014
NGOs Open Letter - Call to Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy: Madame Minister, protect the biodiversity of the deep ocean
French


24 June 2014
North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission Adopts New Regulation to Protect Vulnerable Deep-Sea Species and Habitats on the High Seas in the North East Atlantic Ocean
English


09 June 2014
DSCC and SCIAENA issue a reaction statement in response to news that the Portuguese Government will ban bottom trawling on seamounts on the high seas in the North Atlantic.
English | Portuguese


27 May 2014
The DSCC with other environmental organisations writes to the Spanish fisheries minister setting out the priorities as the Council of Ministers considers the draft regulation for the northeast Atlantic.
Spanish


16 May 2014
Response from the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition to the International Seabed Authority Stakeholder Survey (ISBA/Cons/2014/1) on Developing a Regulatory Framework for Mineral Exploitation in the Area.
English


13 May 2014
Recommendations from the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Oceana, Seas at Risk, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF to the May 13-14 meeting of the Permanent Committee on Management and Science of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission.
English


7 April 2014
DSCC and High Seas Alliance Closing Intervention - Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction
English


31 March 2014
Opening intervention by the DSCC, Greenpeace and High Seas Alliance to the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ), 31 March - 4 April 2014. "Role of Fish: How should an Implementing Agreement take into account fisheries?"
English


31 March 2014
Elements for a Possible Ocean Sustainable Development Goal
English


4 March 2014
The DSCC with other environmental organisations writes to European fisheries ministers setting out the priorities as the Council of Ministers considers the draft regulation for the northeast Atlantic.
English | French | German | Portugese | Italian | Spanish


31 January 2014
NGOs welcome commitment by Intermarché's fleet
English | French


27 January 2014
Briefing for the Second Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation; Manta, January 27-31 2014
English


17 December 2013
DSCC statement: Voting corrections show majority in European Parliament support ending destructive deep-sea bottom trawling
English | Spanish | French | German | Italian | Polish | Portuguese


9 December 2013
LA VERITE QUI DERANGE : UNE PECHE DURABLE DANS LES EAUX PROFONDES EST POSSIBLE
French


11 November 2013
Joint Opening Statement of WWF, Pew, Oceana, Seas At Risk, and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition to the 32st Annual Meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, 11 November 2013
English


4 November 2013
Press Release: Deep-sea Baton Passes to Full European Parliament, Fisheries Committee Fails to Remove Threat
English | Spanish | French | German | Italian | Portuguese


19 October 2013
DSCC intervention at the First Meeting of the Parties of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement; 19 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia
English


18 October 2013
Report of the First Meeting of the Parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement; Melbourne, Australia; 18-19 October 2013
English


Download our briefing paper
Reforming EU Deep-Sea Fisheries Management
English | Spanish | French | German | Portuguese


2 October 2013
DSCC letter to Fisheries Committee Members of European Parliament.
English


27 September 2013
Press Release: NAFO Makes Progress on Protecting Deep Sea Ecosystems. Bycatch and Unregulated Fisheries Continue to be a Conservation Problem
English


27 September 2013
Opening Statement to the 35th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
English


26 September 2013
Recommendations from the Ecology Action Centre and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition to the 35th NAFO Annual General Meeting, 23-27 September 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
English


23 September 2013
Letter to the Members of the Committee on Fisheries, European Parliament from Les Watling.
English


September 2013
K. Schlining et. al., "Debris in the deep: Using a 22-year video annotation database to survey marine litter in Monterey Canyon, central California, USA". Deep-SeaResearch I 79 (2013) 96-105.
English


19 August 2013
Intervention by WWF, the Pew Environment Group, High Seas Alliance and DSCC at the meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ); 19 August 2013
English


10 July 2013
Letter to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania on the "Lack of Council response to the deep-sea fisheries proposal COM(2012) 371"
English


13 July 2013
DSCC Brief to the 19th Session of the International Seabed Authority; Kingston, Jamaica; July 2013
English


June 2013
Letter to Members of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee regarding Progress on Commission's proposal (COM(2012)0371) for a regulation establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in EU and international waters of the North-East Atlantic
English


June 2013
8 June 2013 - French NGO call to President Hollande: The Future of the Deep Oceans is in Your Hands.
French


June 2013
NGOs call on the French Minister of Ecology to take action on deep-sea fisheries. 4 June 2013
English


March 2013
Briefing on Draft Report on proposal (COM(2012)0371) for a regulation establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in EU and international waters of the North-East Atlantic. 15 March 2013
English


March 2013
Briefing on Commission's proposal (COM 2012 [371]) establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the North-East Atlantic. 7 March 2013
English


February 2013
Presentations by DSCC and others made to the European Parliament Committee of Fisheries / 19 February 2013

Tom Blasdale - ICES

del Mar Sacau Cuadrado - Centro Oceanografico de Vigo

Liberato Fernandes - Cooperative Porto de Abrigo

Matthew Gianni - Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Pascal Lorance - Deepfishman

Francis Neat - ICES - Marine Scotland

Claire Nouvian - Bloomassociation

Phil Weaver - National Oceanography Centre, Southampton


February 2013
Joint NGO letter to the European Commission and PECH / MEPs for us next week on the lack of protection for Europe's cold-water coral reefs through technical conservation. 8 February 2013
English


January 2013
DSCC Briefing for the First Meeting of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, Auckland, January 28-February 1, 2013
English


August 2012
DSCC Submission to the Third Preparatory Conference of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission, 27-30 August 2012
English


17 July 2012
"Deep-Sea Fisheries and Vulnerable Ecosystems in the Northeast Atlantic: How the EU Can Reform its Deep-Sea Management Regime"; The Pew Environment Group.
English


9 July 2012
"The Ocean We Need - A Blueprint for Action on Oceans from Rio+20" - High Seas Alliance and Deep sea Conservation Coalition
English


25 June 2012
DSCC Recommendations for the Review of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission Regulations on Bottom Fishing
English


15 June 2012
Avoiding Empty Ocean Commitments at Rio+20", Veitch et al, 15 June 2012
English


7 May 2012
Greenpeace: Opening statement at The fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (UN BBNJ), New York
English


7 May 2012
Natural Resources Defense Council: Opening statement at The fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (UN BBNJ), New York
English


4 April 2012
Presentation to the 5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, Amsterdam, Netherlands
English


January 2012
Briefing for the Third Session of the Preparatory Conference of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
English


January 2012
Out of the Abyss: Transforming EU Rules to Protect the Deep Sea
English


November 2011
DSCC Letter to Spanish Minister
Spanish | English


November 2011
Opening Statement by the DSCC, Pew Environment Group and Seas at Risk to the 30th Annual Meeting of the North-East Fisheries Commission.
English


November 2011
Recommendations to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20); 4-6 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
English


October 2011
Recommendations for the UN General Assembly for the second round of informal consultations on the draft Sustainable Fisheries resolution, 8-9 & 11-16 November 2011
English


September 2011
The impact of deep-sea fisheries and implementation of the UNGA Resolutions 61/105 and 64/72: report of an international scientific workshop
English


September 2011
Unfinished business: a review of the implementation of the provisions of United Nations General Assembly resolutions 61/105 and 64/72, related to the management of bottom fisheries in areas beyond national jurisdiction
English


August 2011
Recommendations for the UN General Assembly
English


June 2011
Recommendations of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition To the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP)
English


June 2011
Preliminary Summary: Review of the implementation of the provisions of UNGA resolution 61/105 and 64/72 related to the management of high seas bottom fisheries
English


May 2011
Recommendations of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition To the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction
English


June 2010
The Implementation of UNGA Resolutions 61/105 and 64/72 in the Management of Deep-Sea Fisheries on the High Seas
Alex Rogers & Matthew Gianni
English


June 2009
Review of the implementation of the provisions of UNGA resolution 61/105 related to the management of high seas bottom fisheries: Submission to the UN Division for Oceans Affairs and the Law of the Sea.
English


November 2004
High Seas Bottom Trawl Fisheries and their Impacts on the Biodiversity of Vulnerable Deep-Sea Ecosystems: Options for International Action
English


June 2005
Why the World Needs a Time Out on High Seas Bottom Trawling
English | Spanish


June 2005
High Seas Bottom Trawl Red Herrings: Debunking Claims of Sustainability
English | Spanish


2009

January 2009
Progress report on the Implementation of UN General Assembly resolution 61/105
English


2008

November 2008
DSCC Update
English


September 2008
DSCC Update
English


June 2008
DSCC Update
English


April 2008
DSCC Update
English


2007

August 2007
DSCC Position Statement
English


2006

June 2006
Scientific and Political Update 2006
Second Addendum to Political Momentum is Building Rapidly
English


January 2006
Momentum in support of a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling continues to grow
Addendum to Political Momentum is Building Rapidly
English


January 2006
Heeding the UN's Call for Urgent Action on High Seas Bottom Trawling: What Constitutes Effective Action?
English


2005

August 2005
Global calls for a moratorium on high seas bottom trawling ...we can make a difference
English


June 2005
Why the World Needs a Time Out on High Seas Bottom Trawling
English | Spanish<


June 2005
High Seas Bottom Trawl Red Herrings: Debunking Claims of Sustainability
English | Spanish


April 2005
A Moratorium Is Fundamental
English | French | German | Spanish


April 2005
Political Momentum Is Building Rapidly
English | French | German | Spanish


April 2005
Making A Moratorium Work
English | French | German | Spanish


2004

November 2004
High Seas Bottom Trawl Fisheries and their Impacts on the Biodiversity of Vulnerable Deep-Sea Ecosystems: Options for International Action
English


November 2004
DSCC Statement to the United Nations General Assembly
English


October 2004
Coalition Critique of EU Proposal on High Seas Bottom Trawling
English


October 2004
A Net With Holes - The Regional Fisheries Management System
English | English US standard


September 2004
Economics And Equity... The Deep Seas Parted
English | English US standard


September 2004
The Destructive Power Of Deep Sea Bottom Trawling On The High Seas
English | English US standard | Spanish


September 2004
Urgent Action Needed: A Global Moratorium on Deep Sea Bottom Trawling on the High Seas
English | English US standard | Spanish


September 2004
United Scientific Community Calls For Moratorium On Deep Sea Bottom Trawling on the High Seas
English | English US standard | Spanish


September 2004
Mysteries and Mountains of the Deep Sea - Conserving Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Habitats
English | English US standard | Spanish