LIFE Launches Initiative to Study Cetaceans- Fisheries Interactions The initiative involves the close collaboration between scientists and fishers, combining fishers local and experiential knowledge with scientific information in the quest for solutions. Brussels, 9th of September 2019 The month of August saw LIFE and its partners launching an initiative in 3 areas of […]
Barcelona, 17th of september 2018 Marta Cavallé The Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) Platform shares its input on the regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the fisheries exploiting demersal stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea (WestMed MAP) that should be voted by the Parliament during this autumn. LIFE members agree that the main focus […]
Barcelona, 4th of July 2018 Click on this link to access LIFE’s general contribution to the Western Mediterranean Multi-annual Plan in English Contribución general de LIFE al Plan Plurianual de gestión (MAP) del Mediterráneo oeste en Español Contributo generale di LIFE al Piano di gestione Pluriannuale per il Mediterranean occidentale in Italiano Contribution générale de […]
Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean: good news overshadowed by a dark cloud. Barcelona, 31st May 2016 LIFE Platform DG Mare recently announced the opening of the blue fin tuna fishing season (http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/mare/itemdetail.cfm?type=880&typeName=Press%20Release&item_id=31694). But behind this good news story lies a dark tale of social injustice and of missed opportunity. Hundreds of polyvalent […]
Crisis in the Mediterranean: Small Scale Fisheries must be included as part of the solution. Brussels, 20 april 2016 By Brian O’Riordan, Deputy Director Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) “Our patient is ill, but still breathing. The diagnosis is serious, but there is still hope.” From Commissioner Vella’s Opening Speech in Catania 9 February […]
LIFE attends the GFCM regional conference on “Building a future for sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea”.
Brussels, 14 march 2016 LIFE attends the GFCM regional conference on “Building a future for sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea”. The meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, who took place from 7 to 9 March 2015, Algiers (Algeria), was attended by Brian O’Riordan, LIFE Deputy Director, and Marta […]