Fisheries

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Safeguarding Coastal Waters

Press release from SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) welcomed a vote in the European Parliament which will ensure that Europe's fishing nations retain control of their coastal waters. The unanimous vote in the parliament's fisheries committee was on a legislative report drafted by Mr Hudghton seeking ...


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Fisheries

EU must do much more to regulate overseas fishing and fish imports

The European Parliament's fisheries committee today adopted a report setting out its opinion on the external dimension of fisheries policy. After the vote, the EP draftsperson/rapporteur Greens/EFA MEP Isabella Lövin (Sweden) stated: "While the Commission has taken tentative steps to address t...


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Fisheries/shark finning

EU ban on shark finning remains on agenda after EP vote but loopholes must be removed

The Greens welcomed a vote by the European Parliament's fisheries committee today supporting proposed legislation to ban shark finning in principle but regretted the introduction of loopholes (1). The Greens have long supported the outlawing of this odious and wasteful fishing practise and urged MEP...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 10-14 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included illegal CIA activities, energy saving, limiting pollution from shipping, tackling corporate tax avoidance, Russia and the rule of law, sustainable fisheries and consumption, democratic rollback in Romania...


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Fisheries reform

EP votes for more transparent fish labels to promote more sustainable fish consumption

The European Parliament today voted on the first of a set of legislative proposals reforming the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (1). The Greens welcomed support for proposals to amend the draft legislation on market organisation to make labelling more transparent. Commenting after the vote, Greens/EFA...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

11.09.2012

Recorded stream 11 September 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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10 demands in the EU Common Fisheries Policy reform 2012-2013

What the Greens want

Marine resources are a public good, not a private resource. The right to exploit those resources, therefore, should be allocated according to criteria that ensure that fishing contributes as far as possible to the public interest. Greens propose that the allocation of the right to fish should be based upon criteria rather than market forces – specifically, on the environmental and social aspects of the fishing.


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 2-6 July 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included promoting rail through better EU rules, animal welfare and EU action, sealing ACTA's fate, the subversion of Schengen, the Syrian crisis and the EU response, illegal fishing and international flagging rules,...


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Illegal fishing

Isabella Lövin


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Illegal fishing and Endangered Species

Greens call on Commission and member states to oppose new rules that could undermine fight against illegal fishing

CITES is an international agreement to regulate international trade in endangered species. It is currently discussing new rules that have the potential to create loopholes allowing illegally caught fish onto the EU market. The Greens wrote to the Commission last week highlighting these concerns, and...


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Reforming the Common Fisheries Policy

Now is no time to be timid!

After thirty years of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), fisheries in the EU are in a perilous state, with depleted stocks, the industry lurching between crisis and disaster, and the continued long-term decline of coastal communities. Action is urgently needed in the reform to redress this situation


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e-fa: News Round-Up

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

June 2012 Round-Up The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in...


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