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OceanCare News

We mourn the loss of a true champion

Wädenswil/Vienna/Kangaroo Island, 29th January 2019 Dear family and friends of Bradnee Chambers,Dear CMS-Team, The news about the passing of Bradnee Chambers on January 23rd 2019 was a shock that has hits us without comparison. It is hard news to accept, and leaves us...

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Noise reduction required in European waters!

Brussels, 24th January 2019 - Member States of the European Union are set to fail to protect marine wildlife from the impacts of intense underwater noise levels by 2020, despite a requirement to do so under EU marine law.  This is the conclusion of a report reviewing...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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Problem child Mediterranean Sea

The report "The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018" was published at the Fish Forum currently taking place in Rome on 11 December. The report, which was awaited with great anticipation, raises hope on the one hand, but on the other it clearly shows...

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