Fisheries news archive
WWF launches European elections campaign calling on MEP candidates to pledge for the environment
Today WWF launches its online pledge for candidates and voters for the upcoming European Parliament ...
EU Council announces first-ever seafood trade ban against illegal fishing nations
Today, four leading environmental groups – Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew ...
EU reps speak out about Soco’s Virunga exploration
Prominent EU commissioner and Belgian minister alarmed by Virunga oil threat.
WWF opens 2014 Smart Gear Competition to reduce fisheries bycatch
WWF is launching the 2014 International Smart Gear Competition
Commission review gives Member States a ‘must do better’ report for Marine Strategies
Poor implementation, poor coordination, poor integration. This, in a nutshell, is the Commission’s ...
Dr Marco Lambertini named Director General of WWF International
WWF announced today the appointment of Dr Marco Lambertini as Director General of WWF ...
Political deal on fisheries subsidies may undermine attempts to end overfishing
(Brussels, 28th January 2014) Negotiating teams from the European Parliament, Agriculture and ...
WWF records authentic occurrence of Hawksbill turtle in Pakistan
With the help of local fishermen, a species of marine turtle which was not previously reported has ...
EU Parliament’s final fisheries vote welcome, but urgency in implementation is now needed
(Strasbourg, 10 December 2013) Today the European Parliament held its final vote on the basic ...
European Parliament fails to promote ban of deep-sea bottom trawling
WWF is disappointed that the European Parliament voted against the phase-out of destructive ...