Shark Conservation Gets a Boost in Europe
Added: Nov. 21, 2011
The Pew coordinated Shark Alliance coalition welcomed the long-awaited proposal today from the European Commission for closing the loopholes in the European Union (EU) shark finning ban.
European Commission Proposes a Reform to the Common Fisheries Policy
Added: Jul. 13, 2011
The European Commission took a step in the right direction when they proposed a major fisheries fix to Council and Parliament. The proposal included solid targets for the recovery of European fish stocks and the creation of a market in fishing rights.
EU Advances Protection for Sharks and Rays
Added: Dec. 15, 2010
As a result of advocacy efforts by the Pew-led Shark Alliance to ensure proper implementation of the EU action plan for sharks, the European Union prohibited fishing for common guitarfish and blackchin guitarfish in the Northeast Atlantic, considered endangered in EU waters by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; ended all fishing for spurdog; maintained the closure of the porbeagle shark fishery through 2011; and reduced quotas for skates and rays.
EU Fisheries Subsidies Revealed in New Online Mapping Tool
Added: Nov. 8, 2010
The Pew Environment Group’s European Marine Programme initiated and is supporting FishSubsidy.org , a website that allows decision makers and the public to see in detail how and where EU fishing subsidies have been spent. A new interactive map allows European citizens to track 3.4 billion Euros in EU fisheries subsidies.
28,500 People Call on EU Fisheries Commissioner to Put Environment First
Added: Sep. 13, 2010
The Pew-led OCEAN2012 coalition bolstered support for a strong reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by presenting 25,859 petition signatures to EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, calling on her to prioritize the health of the marine environment in the CFP reform.
Pew-led Coalition Brings Together Stakeholders in European Fisheries Policy Reform
Added: May. 3, 2010
Since June 2009, the Pew-led OCEAN2012 coalition has engaged decision-makers and stakeholders in the reform of the Europe Union’s Common Fisheries Policy at all levels. In May 2010, OCEAN2012 brought together an unprecedented group of small scale fishers and environmental NGOs.
European Union Adopts New Regulation to Ensure Compliance with the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy
Added: Dec. 22, 2009
The European Marine Programme supported the adoption by the EU of a Control Regulation that establishes a Community system for control, inspection and enforcement in order to ensure compliance with the rules of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy.
EU Ends Fisheries for Endangered Sharks
Added: Dec. 15, 2009
The European fishery for porbeagle, considered Critically Endangered in the Northeast Atlantic by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, was closed in December 2009, as a result of advocacy efforts by the Pew-led Shark Alliance to ensure proper implementation of the EU action plan for sharks.
UK Acts to End Shark Finning
Added: Oct. 11, 2009
The United Kingdom adopted a complete ban on the removal of shark fins on board vessels requiring that sharks are landed with their fins naturally attached. The Shark Trust, a founding member of the Pew-led Shark Alliance, has campaigned against finning and for this groundbreaking policy for years.
Shark Alliance Welcomes Spanish Protections for Threatened Sharks
Added: Oct. 5, 2009
The Pew-led Shark Alliance and its member groups were instrumental in the adoption by Spain of national legislation banning fishing for 11 species of hammerhead and thresher sharks.
Sharks Get a Lifeline Through New EU Action Plan
Added: Feb. 5, 2009
The Pew-led Shark Alliance coalition and its member groups played an instrumental role in the European Commission’s adoption of the Community Plan of Action for sharks (CPOA), which includes commitments to strengthen the EU shark finning regulation, implement science-based fishing limits and protect endangered shark and ray species.