Oceana commends the Moroccan government for approving a law that establishes a series of sanctions and compensations within the plan to eliminate the use of driftnets in their waters, and which will culminate in the complete prohibition of this fishing ge
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
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.
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.
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.
Las flotas europeas capturan especies amenazadas de tiburones en todo el mundo, casi sin ningún tipo de control.
Last Monday morning a fleet of French fishing boats attacked the Oceana Ranger research vessel for filming their illegal activities.