The Omnibus: We can all dance, mostly to the rhythm of the new CFP

Good news. Negotiations on the Omnibus Regulation have now concluded.

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The Omnibus: We can all dance, mostly to the rhythm of the new CFP

Good news. Negotiations on the Omnibus Regulation have now concluded.

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EU must not overlook sustainability as it tackles illegal fishing on the high seas

On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.

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EU must not overlook sustainability as it tackles illegal fishing on the high seas

On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.

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Seafood businesses need to talk about sustainability – together

Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.

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Seafood businesses need to talk about sustainability – together

Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.

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Taking to the water again – back in the office with more fish to fry

The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.

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Taking to the water again – back in the office with more fish to fry

The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.

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Fisheries laws need time to perform, not reform

Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.

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Fisheries laws need time to perform, not reform

Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.

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Brexit better for fisheries is pure fantasy

Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.

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Brexit better for fisheries is pure fantasy

Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.

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Don’t forget about fish on Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.

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Don’t forget about fish on Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.

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Strengthen EU fisheries laws to protect Arctic seas

EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.

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Strengthen EU fisheries laws to protect Arctic seas

EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.

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Changing gear – new solutions to the discard ban

Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.

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Changing gear – new solutions to the discard ban

Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.

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Exemptions – the ‘catch’ behind the discard ban

Exemptions from the EU discard ban mean fishermen can continue to throw certain fish back. But we believe some exemptions should not have been approved – and here’s why.

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Exemptions – the ‘catch’ behind the discard ban

Exemptions from the EU discard ban mean fishermen can continue to throw certain fish back. But we believe some exemptions should not have been approved – and here’s why.

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Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay – a legal issue, not an economic one

The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

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Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay – a legal issue, not an economic one

The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

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‘Safe harbour’ for porpoises as UK plans five new protected zones

The UK government has opened a public consultation on five new and much-needed protected areas for harbour porpoises. Will Scotland follow suit?

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‘Safe harbour’ for porpoises as UK plans five new protected zones

The UK government has opened a public consultation on five new and much-needed protected areas for harbour porpoises. Will Scotland follow suit?

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Court judgment clarifies the legal basis for fisheries multiannual plans

A power struggle between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers prevented important fisheries management plans from being passed – until now.

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Court judgment clarifies the legal basis for fisheries multiannual plans

A power struggle between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers prevented important fisheries management plans from being passed – until now.

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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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The chatty Italian fisheries lawyer takes a quiet couple of months

Our fisheries lawyer Flaminia Tacconi is heading off to embrace the challenges of parenthood, but the fight for sustainable fisheries continues.

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The chatty Italian fisheries lawyer takes a quiet couple of months

Our fisheries lawyer Flaminia Tacconi is heading off to embrace the challenges of parenthood, but the fight for sustainable fisheries continues.

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The ABC of MSY

Although the specialised world of fisheries has been talking about Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) since the 1930s, it is now a legal requirement and a priority for fisheries management in the EU. This is a crucial step towards ending overfishing.

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The ABC of MSY

Although the specialised world of fisheries has been talking about Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) since the 1930s, it is now a legal requirement and a priority for fisheries management in the EU. This is a crucial step towards ending overfishing.

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Don’t let fisheries management plans for the Baltic MAP run wild

It is essential that the Baltic multi-annual plan (Baltic MAP) sets the right example by sticking to the objectives agreed in the CFP and follows the best available scientific advice. Yet negotiations have stalled.

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Don’t let fisheries management plans for the Baltic MAP run wild

It is essential that the Baltic multi-annual plan (Baltic MAP) sets the right example by sticking to the objectives agreed in the CFP and follows the best available scientific advice. Yet negotiations have stalled.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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Guest blog – how do we make sea bass sustainable?

Chris Williams guest blogs for ClientEarth, urging George Eustice to vote for sustainable sea bass.

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Your chance to protect wildlife

A review of wildlife laws must not compromise the protection they offer our animals and habitats. The public consultation is now open and we have created a tool to help you have your say.

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Your chance to protect wildlife

A review of wildlife laws must not compromise the protection they offer our animals and habitats. The public consultation is now open and we have created a tool to help you have your say.

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Positive signs for sustainable fishing for the Baltic and beyond

Last week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to stand by their commitment to sustainable fishing in the regional fisheries management plans for the Baltic. The Baltic multiannual plan, will be first to be adopted and implemented under the

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Positive signs for sustainable fishing for the Baltic and beyond

Last week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to stand by their commitment to sustainable fishing in the regional fisheries management plans for the Baltic. The Baltic multiannual plan, will be first to be adopted and implemented under the

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Guest blog: Some progress – but seabass are still on the brink

Any seabass lover must have been pleased to see the European Parliament vote in favour of a resolution to make bass fishing sustainable, but there’s still a way to go.

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Guest blog: Some progress – but seabass are still on the brink

Any seabass lover must have been pleased to see the European Parliament vote in favour of a resolution to make bass fishing sustainable, but there’s still a way to go.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse (trawl)

In a recent article, “We should be outraged by Europe slaughtering sea life in the name of ‘science’”, George Monbiot examined the increased use of pulse trawling in EU waters.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse (trawl)

In a recent article, “We should be outraged by Europe slaughtering sea life in the name of ‘science’”, George Monbiot examined the increased use of pulse trawling in EU waters.

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The Landing Obligation and the Omnibus Regulation in the Brussels scene

I like to participate in traditional Scottish dances called Cèilidh. When you go to a Cèilidh you dance in a group, you change dance partner often and you have to adapt to the rhythm, movements and steps quickly. Then, at the end of

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The Landing Obligation and the Omnibus Regulation in the Brussels scene

I like to participate in traditional Scottish dances called Cèilidh. When you go to a Cèilidh you dance in a group, you change dance partner often and you have to adapt to the rhythm, movements and steps quickly. Then, at the end of

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What does the reformed Common Fisheries Policy mean for marine protected areas?

In December 2013 the final text of the reformed CFP was released with a new provision on conservation measures.

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What does the reformed Common Fisheries Policy mean for marine protected areas?

In December 2013 the final text of the reformed CFP was released with a new provision on conservation measures.

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What’s a ClientEarth internship like?

Ever wondered what it’s like to do a ClientEarth internship? Find out from one of our recent interns, Sam.

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What’s a ClientEarth internship like?

Ever wondered what it’s like to do a ClientEarth internship? Find out from one of our recent interns, Sam.

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