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Update on the Barcelona Convention

Update on the Barcelona Convention

The most vital regulatory instrument directed to the protection of the Mediterranean marine and coastal life is the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention), which was entered into full force in 2004. Here, we look at the current situation regarding the agreement. Objectives The Barcelona Convention itself proposes as its main objectives, “to prevent, abate, combat and to the fullest extent possible eliminate pollution of the … Read entire article »

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Who watches over our limited small pelagics resources? EMODnet knows!

Who watches over our limited small pelagics resources? EMODnet knows!

Early in the 20th century, fish were plentiful and cheap, but were not managed in a way that would preserve stocks for future generations. Industrial fishing has made fish more scarce, smaller in size, and as a result, what was once easily and cheaply available, has today become more expensive. High prices and the potential disappearance of profitable industrial fisheries have triggered politicians and scientists to act in order to change the negative trend. The Advisory … Read entire article »

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The importance of unified co-management of cross-boundary fisheries

The importance of unified co-management of cross-boundary fisheries

Fish are incorrigible disrespecters of invisible boundaries, national and otherwise. In Europe there are few if any marine fisheries with stocks that do not overlap or seasonally cross any national maritime boundaries. As a result, fisheries in the Baltic, North, Mediterranean and other seas are all best managed not by individual nations but by international bodies. An example is the Baltic Sea cod fishery, for which the Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission (BSFC) was established by the … Read entire article »

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The Advisory Councils after the reformed Common Fisheries Policy

The Advisory Councils after the reformed Common Fisheries Policy

The collection of marine and maritime human activities data is essential for the effective management of our seas and oceans in a sustainable way. EMODnet Human Activities is making available information regarding geographical position, spatial extent and attributes of a wide array of marine and maritime human activities. The idea is to extend this throughout Europe using the latest advances in technology. A better knowledge to improve the management and the dialogue with stakeholders have been … Read entire article »

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The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The Arctic Ocean is the biggest marginal sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean, with which it is connected via the narrow Greenland Sea between Greenland and Spitzbergen. Approximately 80% of the inflowing and outflowing water is exchanged via this deep-sea connection. A small portion of the Arctic water also flows southwards via the Labrador Current west of Greenland. The connection to the Pacific Ocean via the narrow and shallow Bering Strait contributes less than 20% to … Read entire article »

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The Data Starts to Flow

The Data Starts to Flow

More and more data has started flowing through to the Human Activities portal. We’ve just made available three new datasets: Waste disposal: for the moment only containing dredge spoil dumping points, but more data is in the pipeline Other forms of area management / designation: with Regional Advisory Council, International Conventions, and Maritime Boundaries. Wind farms: the Baltic Sea, Bay of Biscay and Macaronesia are already available. Other sea regions will follow In addition we also updated our dataset … Read entire article »

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