Description / Synopsis
The oceans have been bled dry: overexploited, polluted and devastated by destructive fishing methods. They are being methodically emptied of their extraordinary resources, which were long believed to be inexhaustible and, consequently, dramatically neglected by public opinion and public powers. BLOOM has made the strategic choice to remain small and to focus its energy and expertise on a few urgently-needed actions: preserving the last intact marine environment: the deep sea.
In July 2012, the European Commission proposed to reform the management of deep-sea fisheries by EU vessels and to protect deep-sea ecosystems in Europe and in the North-East Atlantic. Amongst other measures, the Commission proposed to phase-out the most destructive fishing methods in the deepsea: deep-sea bottom trawling and gillnetting. After months of political tactics, the Members of the European Parliament finally voted on December 10th, 2013, the Deep Sea Access Regime.
The Parliament narrowly decided (by 342 to 326) to reject a proposal to phase out targeted deep-sea bottom trawling and bottom gillnetting. However, 20 MEPs have since formally corrected their vote, showing that the phase-out would have been accepted (by 343 to 330). This was since noted in a statement by Jean- Paul Besset MEP, a French member of the Green Group who sits on the Fisheries Committee.
|Original Title||"Vote to end destructive deep-sea fishing"|
|City||Paris - France|
|Advertiser||BLOOM ASSOCIATION AND DSCC|
|Brand Name||BLOOM Association|
|| Biodiversity, Seas & Oceans, Sustainable Development
|Date of First Publication
|Country of Production||France|
|Language||English and French|
|Tagline||Vote to end destructive deep-sea fishing|
|Original Tagline||Vote to end destructive deep-sea fishing|