Month: October 2016

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Oct

Source & Author: European Commission

Today, after 5 years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic.

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28
Oct

Source & Author: Victoria Mundy*

On 25th October 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution setting out concrete proposals to improve the uniformity and quality of fisheries controls across the European Union. The resolution emphasises the need for strengthened procedures and sanctions to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and identifies significant disparities in the effectiveness and rigour of fisheries controls between EU member states, to the detriment of a fair and equitable European fishing industry. Continue reading European Parliament resolution calls for harmonised and strengthened implementation of fisheries controls in the European Union