Marine Blog

Keep up to date with BirdWatch Ireland's marine advocacy

Check out our marine blogs to find out more about our work to make Ireland a leader in marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management.

The EU has failed abysmally to end overfishing

The EU have failed to meet our own legal deadline to end overfishing by 2020.

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The Sad Story Of European Cod

One of our most famous fish is in crisis. The scientific assessment of cod stocks across Europe shows that almost all of them are in a critical state

Overfishing threatens to close Irish fisheries

The Irish Governments persistent efforts to keep fishing quotas above scientific advice has driven the collapse of many stocks, threatening many fisheries with imminent closure.


Mind the ‘policy’ gap

Without transparency, there is no accountability.

Time to break the cycle of overfishing

EU fisheries policy remains blinkered by the exploitation of commercially important stocks rather than on the sustainable management of ecosystems.

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Overfishing to continue in 2019

Minister Creed misses out on making history by continuing to allow overfishing December 2018

Deep-Sea Campaign

Over the course of 2019 BirdWatch Ireland ran a campaign to urge EU decision makers to end overfishing in the deep-sea.


The Landing Obligation

Time is running out for wasteful fishing practices in Europe

North Sea Cod

The sustainable certification of North Sea cod must be seen as an endorsement of the Common Fisheries Policy, not an excuse to ignore the real state of Europe’s marine environment.