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Deep-sea fisheries in Europe: High environmental costs, minimal economic dependence
Catches of deep-sea species represent only 1.4% of EU Atlantic catches.
Consumers unaware of endangered shark liver oil in cosmetics
Oceana partners with Project Ocean, helps Selfridges to go ‘100% shark-free’
Environment Committee of EU Parliament calls for an end to deep-sea fisheries mismanagement
Deep-sea fisheries in the North-East Atlantic contribute only 1% of European catches but cause disproportionate environmental damage
EU Fisheries ministers increase quotas for vulnerable species
Oceana: EU Member States continue to disregard scientific advice and the binding precautionary principle for some stocks
EU catch limits proposal does not go far enough to protect deep sea especies
Commission ignored scientific advice to close several fisheries.
Deepsea shark liver oil is becoming latest marine gold for pirates
Internationally blacklisted pirate fishing vessels now target deep-sea sharks for their liver oil.
Oceana welcomes EU Commission proposal to phase out deep-sea bottom trawling in the Northeast Atlantic
Proposal prevents, for the first time, fishing opportunities from being set higher than scientific recommendations.
EU approves unsustainable catch limits for deep-sea species
Deep-sea species are especially vulnerable yet newly established TACs ignore scientific advice.
Unilever ends the use of shark products in its cosmetics
In its campaign to end the use of shark squalene, Oceana has received news that the multinational will stop using this product in early 2008, joining other European cosmetic companies that have already done so
The European Commission has proposed to reopen the wasterful deep-sea gillnet fishery of the Northeast Atlantic
Oceana warns that this fishery urgently needs consistent and effective management measures, due to the damage it causes to sharks and other deep-sea species.
Oceana fishing opportunities recommendations for 2014 - North East Atlantic stocks
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