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OCEAN2012 Action Alert: End overfishing or fishing will be over!

This year's European Fish Weeks from June 8 - August 31 is the opportunity to tell politicians to “end overfishing or fishing will be over". Make your voice heard by joining a Fish Weeks event, or organise your own event and create a human fish shape. Alternatively get involved online!




Fisheries reform debate in full swing this Spring

The reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) continues in the European Parliament and Fisheries Council with weekly debates and negotiations. It is now expected that Parliament will complete its deliberations on the CFP package early in 2013, and that the Council and Parliament will conclude the reform in the second half of the year. OCEAN2012 is making its views known throughout the negotiations, in Brussels and in EU Member State capitals.



Summer jellyfish swarms to autumnal Parliamentary hearings, October 2011

Since the European Commission published its proposal for a reformed Common Fisheries Policy in July, OCEAN2012 launched a declaration signed by over 168 artisanal fishers and civil society groups, revealed the extent to which the EU is importing seafood because we have depleted our own waters in the second Fish Dependence Day, and published the first of a series of briefings on how overfishing impacts the lives of countless Europeans.



European Fish Week - Back to the Future, June 2011

Announcing the second European Fish Week from June 4-12 2011. Throughout the week and around Europe, OCEAN2012 looked at how our marine environment used to be healthier, how overfishing has changed this and how the upcoming reform of Europe's Common Fisheries Policy is an opportunity to go Back to the Future.



Building Momentum, April 2011

This newsletter summarises the coalition's activities in the approach to the European Commission's publication of their proposal for a reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), including work to highlight the need to end environmentally harmful subsidies, illegal fishing and unethical discards.




Introducing OCEAN2012, November 2010

The first OCEAN2012 newsletter looks at the coalition's key achievements since its launch in June 2009 through 2010 including: 

- Bringing together and establishing agreement between small scale fishers and environmental NGOs in La Coruna;

 - Organising the first successful European Fish Week (EFW); and

- Presenting 25,859 signatures to the petition launched during EFW, to EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki calling on her to prioritise the health of the marine environment in the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.