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Japan leaves International Whaling Commission!

Wädenswil, 26th December 2018. It is official. In a press conference today, the Japanese government confirmed that it is going to resume commercial whaling with effect from 1st July 2019, as their membership to the IWC will officially end 30th June. Commercial whaling...

“Our Blue Lung”

There is a commitment by the Member States of the European Union to achieve clean and healthy seas by the year 2020. This objective has been adopted via a Directive in 2008. Ten years later we know that governments will fail. It is again up to the civil society to...

Side Event on underwater noise impacts at Fish Forum 2018

On Wednesday, 12th December, OceanCare organised a side event at the Fish Forum 2018 of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) on ocean noise impacts on fisheries in the context of SDG 14. The participants heard presentations by Bjørnar...