Fisheries

Co-Presidents' session briefing

22.05.2012

Recorded stream - Strasbourg Tuesday 22 May 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms present the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Bluefin Tuna

New EU rules needed

Bluefin tuna is the most valuable fish in the world, with a single fish selling for over €100,000 at times. As such, it is also one of the most difficult fisheries to manage. A virtual arms race has developed between those attempting to catch up and control its exploitation, and those developing ever more sophisticated techniques for catching the fish or exploiting loopholes. A new report from Green MEP Raül Romeva to be voted on next week seeks to change the approach and jump ahead in this race, giving the species a real chance of avoiding extinction, and taking the industry with it.


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Bluefin Tuna - New EU rules needed

Raül Romeva

Bluefin tuna is the most valuable fish in the world, with a single fish selling for over €100,000 at times. As such, it is also one of the most difficult fisheries to manage. A virtual arms race has developed between those attempting to catch up and control its exploitation, and those developing e...


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How should fish be caught?

12.04.2012

Pathways to sustainable fisheries - WATCH THE LIVESTREAM

This conference will explore a step by step approach to fisheries management, going from the big picture to the local implementation. Speakers will discuss practical ways of making an inventory of the sea, establishing harvest strategies, choosing technical measures, establishing management plans and, finally, how to make long term management plans work successfully.


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the week and plenary session 26-30 March 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week included the next step in the fight against ACTA, protecting passenger data, repression in Belarus, strenghtening air passenger rights, enlargement reports, refugee fund, ...


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Save the fish

You'll save the fishermen

We must rebuild fish stocks so that we can eat fish in the future, have healthy ocean ecosystems and sustainable jobs for fishermen. Today, three out of four fish stocks in the EU are overfished and 60 percent of the fish we eat comes from imports. The EU is reforming its fisheries policy and there is one thing we have to do: Save the fish!


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Reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

How to Achieve Sustainable and Profitable Fishing

The European Commission’s proposal that ‘Maximum Sustainable Yield’ (MSY) be at the core of fisheries management policy has rightly been welcomed as a signal of intention to allow the recovery of depleted fish stocks by imposing restraints on fishing.This Brief extends the advice I provided ea...


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e-fa: News Round-Up February 2012

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

February 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 grou...


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Tories call for EU control of recreational fishing

Shameful betrayal of Scotland's anglers

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) reacted angrily to Tory calls in the European Parliament for recreational fishing to be included as part of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy. In a parliamentary resolution signed by Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson, the Tories state that recreati...


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EU 'power-grab' harming Scotland's fishing communities

EU Commission wrongly using treaty powers to keep centralised control

SNP MEP and Party President Ian Hudghton has accused the European Commission of attempting a 'power-grab' by retaining centralised control over fisheries policy in Brussels. The SNP MEP warned that the EU Commission is using a restrictive interpretation of the EU's Lisbon Treaty as justification for...


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EU-Morocco trade agreement/Western Sahara

EP must not give its consent to worrying agreement

The European Parliament's trade committee today voted to recommend the EP give its consent to the inclusion of a new protocol on agriculture and fisheries in the EU-Morocco trade agreement. The Greens are opposed to the agreement - both because of concerns about the impact of free trade on small pro...


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e-fa: News Round-Up January 2012

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

January 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...


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