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The City of Trogir joins the fight against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean
The City of Trogir joins the fight against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

Trogir, Croatia, 30 October 2020 - After Dubrovnik, the City of Trogir is the second Croatia city to say “NO” to plastic pollution and to join WWF’s ...

30 Oct 2020
New flawed MSC certification of bluefin tuna risks reaching the Mediterranean market, warns WWF
New flawed MSC certification of bluefin tuna risks reaching the Mediterranean market, warns WWF

Today, WWF sent a public letter to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) raising concerns over the potential certification of the French SATHOAN ...

28 Oct 2020
New report from WWF says abandoned fishing gear an “immortal menace” which must be central in the fight against plastic pollution
New report from WWF says abandoned fishing gear an “immortal menace” which must be central in the fight against plastic pollution

Abandoned fishing gear is the deadliest form of plastic debris for marine life and has already driven the vaquita porpoise and other marine mammals ...

20 Oct 2020
Dubrovnik joins the fight against plastic
Dubrovnik joins the fight against plastic

The city of Dubrovnik has recently signed an agreement with the Croatian Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce and ...

07 Aug 2020
Illegal fishing of sharks and rays caught on camera in the Mediterranean
Illegal fishing of sharks and rays caught on camera in the Mediterranean

All kinds of species of sharks and rays – some of them critically endangered – are regularly illegally caught by nets and longlines in the ...

13 Jul 2020
WWF urges FAO to chart a new course for fisheries and aquaculture
WWF urges FAO to chart a new course for fisheries and aquaculture

The increase in fisheries classified as overfished by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the growing gulf between well managed and ...

08 Jun 2020
The Blue Recovery of the Mediterranean: the sea holds the future of the whole region
The Blue Recovery of the Mediterranean: the sea holds the future of the whole region

In a Mediterranean region ravaged by the COVID-19 epidemic and that is struggling to kick off an unpromising 2020 tourism season, on World Oceans Day ...

08 Jun 2020
Trial on MSC bluefin tuna certification: profit may overrule sustainability
Trial on MSC bluefin tuna certification: profit may overrule sustainability

Rome, Italy - WWF is objecting to the potential sustainability certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) of the first Atlantic bluefin ...

01 Jun 2020
WWF statement on MSC’s lack of reform
WWF statement on MSC’s lack of reform

With the release of the MSC’s Fisheries Certification Process v 2.2 on 25 March 2020, WWF is very concerned by the lack of overall improvements, and ...

01 Apr 2020
Lack of impartiality a concern in the MSC Atlantic bluefin tuna certification process, says WWF
Lack of impartiality a concern in the MSC Atlantic bluefin tuna certification process, says WWF

A premature MSC certification of Atlantic bluefin tuna would provide dangerous incentives to the market and consumers, warns WWF today.

26 Feb 2020
WWF calls out MSC for proposed certification of bluefin tuna
WWF calls out MSC for proposed certification of bluefin tuna

WWF has formally objected to the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of an Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, warning that this would ...

23 Jan 2020
Mediterranean leaders wake up! Recognizing the urgency, yet failing to act is no option
Mediterranean leaders wake up! Recognizing the urgency, yet failing to act is no option

Today, the 21st Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention closed in Naples after four days of negotiations among ...

05 Dec 2019