Today, for the first time, the EU Fisheries Council discussed the EU Action Plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in EU fishing gears, which was proposed by the Commission in November 2012. The proposal of the action plan is a result of over a decade of efforts of BirdLife International and it represents a robust strategy to protect seabirds directly threatened by fisheries. Both, the Irish presidency and the MARE Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, expressed their strong support for the action plan today.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
The port of Capodistria, Slovenia, is just hosting the Greenpeace ice-breaker Arctic Sunrise on her tour accross coastal seas of European union. She is sailing to support small-scale coastal fisheries and to point at damaging effects of the current Common Fisheries Policy that mainly supports unsustainable industrial fisheries with strong negative effect on fish stocks and marine ecosystems in general.
A telemetry workshop was held last weekend in the village of Wierzba in the north of Poland (Warmian-Masurian County), organized by the Polish company ECOTONE, one of the leading developers and producers of telemetry devices for wild animals, especially GPS loggers for birds. The workshop was attended also by two DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia representatives, Katarina Denac and Urša Koce, to deepen our knowledge about telemetry which we implement on the Mediterranean Shag in the project SIMARINE-NATURA.