- EU Fisheries Ministers Gather in Luxembourg to Torpedo Controversial Commission Proposal April 27, 2012- EU fisheries ministers gather in Luxembourg to come to a political agreement on the Commission’s proposal for a system of mandatory transferable fishing rights (concessions) which form a central piece in the proposed reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.
- Are You Eating the Fish You Think You Are? April 26, 2012 - A report released by OCEAN2012 reveals that in response to stock depletion by overfishing, inferior fish are being marketed and even mislabelled as more valuable, rarer, species.
- OCEAN2012 Calls EU Fisheries Subsidies 'Blind Spending' Decemeber 2, 2011 - Markus Knigge, adviser to the Pew Environment Group’s European Marine Programme and the OCEAN2012 coalition, issued the following statement as the European Commission published its proposal for the next fisheries subsidies instrument, the European Fisheries and Maritime Fund.
How Overfishing Impacts You
These briefings published by OCEAN2012 expose how overfishing harms the EU's coastal communities and affects the lives of countless Europeans. This series of briefings illustrates the impacts of overfishing on people or marine ecosystems caused by the excess removal of millions of tonnes of marine life every year.
The Battle for Ocean Supremacy - The Jellyfish Conquests
For decades scientists have been studying the causes and consequences of jellyfish blooms in ecosystems. They agree that jellyfish and fisheries-based ecosystems have a complex relationship and evidence suggests that these ecosystems can reach a tipping point, shifting rapidly from being fish-dominated to jellyfish-dominated.
Fishy Traditions We Have Lost
From east to west, north to south Europeans have enjoyed traditional seafood dishes that are disappearing from our plates. The scarcity of once common fish featuring in many popular and seasonal recipes is pushing up prices beyond people’s reach across Europe. If we change the fate of EU-managed fish stocks, we might just save our traditional meal.Read more.
It's Fish, Captain, but not as we know it!
Did you know that 28 percent of all cod sold in Ireland is fake? Mislabelled pollack, saithe and whiting is passed off as cod – breading, smoking or battering the fillets disguises how the imposters look, smell and taste. These startling results were discovered when scientists collected random samples of fish bought at fish and chip shops, supermarkets and fishmongers in Ireland and tested the DNA.
How Overfishing Impacts You:
When you buy your fish at the supermarket or fishmonger, you might think that’s the only time you pay for your fish. Well, you would be wrong. This briefing exposes how Europeans are paying again and again for the same fish caught by EU vessels. OCEAN2012 reveals how much money, in the form of EU and member state aid is given to the fishing industry for dubious returns such as overcapacity of the fleet and overfishing of stocks.