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Oceana accuses the Cabrera board of trustees of being complicit in the deterioration of the National Park
The National Park in the Balearic Islands is undergoing one of the worst periods since its creation, and the current Board of Trustees is contributing to blocking the enlargement of its maritime area.
Oceana blasts plans to dump mercury contaminated sediment out at sea
High levels of toxic mercury in material, dedged out of Mahón harbour (Balearic Islands), could affect marine organisms and enter the food chain
Five million euros targeted for Cabrera National Park diverted by Balearic Government each year
The Regional Government of the Balearic Islands has dramatically reduced the budget for the National Park, down to levels which endanger its effectiveness as a protected area
Internal report by the balearic regional government recommends enlargement of Cabrera National Park
The report was hidden for three years, and was transferred from administration to administration, before being made public.
In just two months, Oceana has issued 28 complaints for illegal anchoring in Formentera
Since late June, Oceana has been monitoring the ships anchoring on posidonia in Ses Salines, alerting authorities about their presence.
Oceana warns the Government that, by law, Cabrera Park must be enlarged
Oceana has demanded that the Government comply with the Law and enlarge the marine area of Cabrera National Park.
More than half of species in Cabrera National Park are not sufficiently protected
The lack of surveillance leaves one of the richest locations in the Spanish Mediterranean, where many fish species reproduce, in the hand of poachers
Oceana proposes protecting 30% of the balearic sea to guarantee the future of its ecosystems
Currently only 2.2% of the waters of the Balearic Sea are protected areas with a management system and they are unrepresentative as they are all coastal areas.
Oceana supports responsible artisan fishing as the future for fishing in the Balearic Islands
Industrial fishing and uncontrolled recreational fishing, in addition to other factors, have a negative effect on this traditional activity and they are inducing a state of regression.
Oceana proposes more sustainable regulation of recreational fishing in the Balearic Islands
25% of catches in the Balearic Islands correspond to non-professional fishermen, one of the highest percentages in the Mediterranean.
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Oceana's latest expedition confirms the need for expanded marine protected areas in the Balearics
August 14, 2014
Oceana launches an expedition to Cabrera and the Balearic seamounts
August 4, 2014
Oceana applauds protection of 40,000 Hectars in Cabrera and the Balearic Islands
May 21, 2014
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