Bringing the Ocean to Society
4 Jul 2017
Invitation for the event: What’s the catch?
Come and learn how to stop incidental catches of seabirds, marine mammals, and marine turtles in fishing gears

Event: Tuesday 11 July, 14:00 - 16:00, in the European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP3H1

Did you know that incidental capture of seabirds, marine mammals, and marine turtles continues despite existing EU regulations?

Come and join this event, kindly hosted by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos, where you can learn and discuss how to stop incidental captures and hear presentations by scientists working on seabirds, marine mammals and marine turtles, by fishing representatives and EU decision makers.

Eliminating incidental catches ensures that we can sustain the integrity of the ocean ecosystem. In some cases, Europe is falling behind many other countries such as South Africa and Namibia, where incidental catches of seabirds have been reduced by more than 90%.

It’s about time that the EU gets serious about this issue.

To register for the event, please click here.