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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

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Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

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EU Heads of State have taken the unprecedented step of asking the European Commission to propose policy options to tackle the impacts of climate change on the ocean.

The move represents a significant step forward for the protection of the marine environment, and in making the ocean more resilient to face the inevitable changes it faces as a result of the global climate emergency.

The Council of the EU released a statement  in which it stressed the need for immediate action against increasing threats on our oceans, seas and coastal areas.’  The Council has invited the EU Commission to come up with policy options.

Heads of states are seen as key players in the climate emergency debate and must put pressure on their Ministers to deliver by bringing and end to over fishing in the Atlantic, stop deep sea mining, ensure marine protected areas (MPAs) work  and implement the EU single use plastic directive.

Find out more about WDC's work to create healthy seas

 

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