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21 March 2013

The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has decided at the last moment to delay the adoption process of a new deep sea access regime. This may leave the EU stuck with its outdated deep sea legislation for several additional years, putting deep sea fish stocks and vulnerable ecosystems at further risk.

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21 March 2013

As part of its Ocean Initiatives taking place this March, SAR’s French member Surfrider Foundation Europe will be holding hundreds of beach clean up events in Europe and across the globe.

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14 March 2013

Environmental NGOs have welcomed the proposal for a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Coastal Management as a tool to help achieve sustainable maritime development, but want to ensure that crucial environmental commitments are not traded off against sectoral ones in the process.

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13 March 2013

Seas At Risk hosted a successful one day seminar with representatives from NGO’s, the European Commission, academics and others to discuss ways to deal with the marine litter problem at the European level.

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13 March 2013

SAR hosted a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar included presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

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13 March 2013

SAR is hosting a one day seminar on the topic of marine litter and the role of EU legislation in tackling the problem. The seminar will include presentations on relevant legislation and on the interim findings of a new study commissioned by SAR.

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27 February 2013
BLOG: 2013 is set to be a crucial year for European aquaculture with the EU aiming on boosting growth in the sector and existing proposals in the ongoing reform of the CFP also set to further harness efforts.  

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26 February 2013

Seas At Risk member the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been busy recently, with two huge events to get the public involved in marine conservation and to put pressure on the UK’s politicians.

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25 February 2013

Learn2sea.org continues to expand with 8 new resources added this year. Take a look at a few of our favourite materials, which can all be found on www.learn2sea.org

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23 February 2013

SAR’s Norwegian member Norges Naturvernforbund held country wide burning of beacons in over 80 locations to protest against proposed oil drilling in the Norwegian Arctic circle.

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22 February 2013

Three years after the world’s worst oil spill at sea and EU legislators are on the verge of agreeing a weak and inadequate response to protecting the European marine environment from a Deepwater Horizon style future oil spill.

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08 February 2013

A proposal from industry to weaken the pH standard for ship exhaust-gas scrubber wash-water discharges to the sea from pH 6.5 to pH 3.0 has failed to win the support of a key IMO committee.

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06 February 2013

The European Parliament has achieved a historic vote in favour of several crucial reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy. Now the challenge will be getting EU ministers onboard to ensure these encouraging decisions are written into European law.

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05 February 2013

Covered in a sticky substance and unable to move, hundreds of seabirds have been found washed up along the South coast of Britain with experts speculating ship waste dumping as the likely source.

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31 January 2013

SAR Portuguese member LPN is continuing its series of monthly talks on fisheries. The January debate is available on a live webstream and will assess control and combat measures concerning illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries.

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19 January 2013

After four years of intense negotiations, a global treaty has been signed to cut mercury pollution. However the treaty has been criticized by SAR member the European Environmental Bureau for not going far enough.

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17 January 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration Agency (FDA) is close to approving a genetically modified form of Atlantic salmon to be sold as food. If approved, the fish will become the first genetically modified animal to be available for human consumption.

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28 December 2012
The European Commission is currently promoting growth in the aquaculture sector as a means to meet future seafood demands and as a potential source of employment and economic growth. Even though significant progress has been made to improve the sector's environmental performance, various environmental challenges remain to be solved.  

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27 December 2012

Unilever has agreed to phase out micro beads from all its personal care products in a great success story for the marine environment and Seas At Risk member organisations the North Sea Foundation and MCS.

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20 December 2012

In their annual marathon meeting on next year’s fishing quota, EU Fisheries ministers have yet again fixed fishing limits for many fish stocks higher than proposed by the European Commission, which largely followed scientific advice.

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