Many of the driftnetters that Oceana discovered fishing illegally had received subsidies from the EU to give up the use of this fishing method.
The 2013 Oceana Ranger Expedition will head to one of the deepest seabeds of the Spanish Mediterranean.
Fourteen Member States will be penalized.
These areas, which make up 64% of the oceans’ surface, and 90% of their volume, are currently unprotected.
A protection order has been issued for the summits of the seamounts in the Mallorca Channel and the coral reef east of Cabrera.
Last night, Fisheries Ministers passed one of the last hurdles in the negotiations on the reformed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund...
Findings will be used to push for more marine protected areas and better fisheries management in the region.