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  • New Year, New You

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 10, 2011

    By now we hope you’ve all had a chance to ease into 2011. It’s going to be a big one for us here at Oceana Europe and we are gearing up for it.

    Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting some of the issues we’ll be focusing on throughout the year.

    One thing we are committing to doing better this year is connecting with our supporters, be it via twitter, facebook, or this blog. The latter of which, as you may have noticed has been upgraded to feature an RSS feed option and a comments section among others.

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  • A Christmas Giveaway from Oceana - enter to win!

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 17, 2010

    Ho Ho Ho! Just in time for the holidays we’ve decided to host a giveaway. Here’s how to enter for a chance to win a holiday gift bag from Oceana:

    Step 1 – Sign up for our online newsletter or picture of the month club here: (link)

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  • Eye on Cancun

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: November 30, 2010

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the international conferences going on that affect the issues we care about. ICCAT came to a close on the 27th – with terribly disappointing results for bluefin and swordfish, and relatively positive results for sharks – and today, COP16, the annual climate change conference, begins.

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  • ICCAT Highlights: News from Paris

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: November 24, 2010

    We are fast nearing the end of the 2010 ICCAT meeting in Paris. As some of you know, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is an international body responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and related species, as well as species caught incidentally as bycatch in these fisheries, including sharks.

    Our team of experts has been observing the meetings, and though ICCAT regulations don’t permit anyone to report on whats happening, there have been some interesting things going on this week that we thought we would share with you.

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  • Tun’Up for Tuna: Put YOUR face on the fight for bluefin

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: November 5, 2010

    The countdown to ICCAT is coming up – for those of you who don’t know much about it, keep an eye on our blog this month, we’ll be sharing tidbits about the conference, the important issues at stake and the fate of some of our favorite marine animals: the bluefin tuna, the swordfish and the shark!

    Bluefin is the critical issue at hand – if we don’t drastically reduce the amount of bluefin we take from the ocean, we’ll be kissing this majestic creature goodbye. We need your help – to spread the word.

    Here’s how you can help:

    1)      Check out our newly launched website here: www.stoptunablues.org

    2)      Tuna-fy yourself by adding your face to the fight. Admit it! You’ve always wanted to see what you’d look like if you were a tuna fish.

    3)      Spread the word to your via email, facebook and/or twitter!

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  • Bluefin Tuna’s fate in Slippery Hands

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 29, 2010

    On Tuesday this week, the European Union fisheries ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss their position for the upcoming meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) – they rejected the EU Executive arm’s proposal to cut the Bluefin tuna quota for 2011.

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  • Biodiversity Summit week 1 recap

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 25, 2010

    The Biodiversity Summit in Japan is kicking off week 2 and we thought we’d give you a recap with some highlights and news stories from last week.

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity released a report highlighted the enourmous (but necessary) cost of altering the global economy to put value on forests, reefs and other elements of nature. It recommended that businesses and governments should report their damaging impact on the environment and provide financial compensation for it.

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  • Spain gets a new environment minister

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 20, 2010

    The big news in Spain today is a huge ministry reshuffle by the Zapatero government. This move means that Rosa Aguilar has ousted Elena Espinosa as the new Minister for Environmental, Rural and Marine Affairs.

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  • Biodiversity

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 19, 2010

    Today, delegates from over 190 nations are converging at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Nagoya, Japan. For 2 weeks, they will be discussing ways to curb the erosion of biodiversity on the planet.

    Ryo Matsumoto, Japan's Environment Minister said "we are now close to a 'tipping point' - that is, we are about to reach a threshold beyond which biodiversity loss will become irreversible”

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  • What’s Next for Deepsea Drilling in Europe?

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 11, 2010

    Last Thursday the European Parliament rejected a call to ban deepwater drilling, opting instead to tighten regulations to control exploration safety and compensation in the event of a spill.

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