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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
Future of Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake
Future of Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake

Thousands of dead fish, including European eels, one of the most endangered species, recently washed up on the coast of the saltwater Mar Menor ...

01 Dec 2019
Mediterranean countries fail to protect their sea while biodiversity declines at unprecedented rate
Mediterranean countries fail to protect their sea while biodiversity declines at unprecedented rate

Mediterranean countries have failed on a global commitment to protect 10% of their sea and to stop ongoing biodiversity loss in the region, a new WWF ...

29 Nov 2019
Heavily overfished Bigeye tuna stock is finally given a chance for recovery, yet unsustainable bycatch of shortfin Mako is likely to continue
Heavily overfished Bigeye tuna stock is finally given a chance for recovery, yet unsustainable bycatch of shortfin Mako is likely to continue

Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Fishing vessels catching the highly overfished bigeye and other tropical tuna species will now operate under a 15 years ...

25 Nov 2019
The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa
The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa

After a 2200 km long journey across the Mediterranean, the Blue Panda has finally reached the last stop of our 6-month journey: we are in Tangier in ...

18 Nov 2019
Mediterranean countries take new decisions for the recovery of exploited red corals and Adriatic stocks
Mediterranean countries take new decisions for the recovery of exploited red corals and Adriatic stocks

The 43rd General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) closed today in Athens. WWF applauds the approval of eight recommendations that ...

08 Nov 2019