Friday, June 29, 2007
The EU has agreed a new Regulation which introduces a driftnet definition into EU law. The Regulation’s main effect should be to finally halt the use of illegal French driftnets, often called thonaille, which are used in the Mediterranean despite being ba
Friday, June 22, 2007
During May this year, Oceana documented the use of driftnets in the Tyrrhenian Sea in order to verify the effectiveness of the new “zero tolerance” policy of the Italian Minister of Fisheries, Paolo De Castro.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Oceana calls for urgent measures to be taken to halt this illegal and highly damaging fishing method and welcomes the intervention by the UK Fisheries Minister urging his European colleagues to take action.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Many sharks and other elasmobranches are threatened by extinction. The inclusion of two of these species in CITES is necessary to ensure their sustainable future.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Las flotas europeas capturan especies amenazadas de tiburones en todo el mundo, casi sin ningún tipo de control.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Last Monday morning a fleet of French fishing boats attacked the Oceana Ranger research vessel for filming their illegal activities.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Oceana Ranger catamaran was surrounded and immobilized by seven French fishing boats, who demanded the cameras with which their driftnetting activities had been photographed.