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MSC certification of bluefin tuna fishery before stocks have recovered sets dangerous precedent

Rome, Italy - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has just announced its first eco-certification of an Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, while ...

31 Jul 2020 Read more »
Fisheries are on the decline in Madagascar and around the world.

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »
Future of Mar Menor, 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 Read more »
The Blue Panda in Morocco to stop plastic pollution

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 Read more »
The Blue Panda in Tunisia to stop plastic pollution

The Blue Panda reached the south of the Mediterranean

The Blue Panda has reached the south of the Mediterranean: Tunisia, a balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, ...

27 Oct 2019 Read more »
İzmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution

Izmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution

Izmir is the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s action against plastic pollution and to commit to stop any source of plastic leakage into ...

05 Oct 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda is in Turkey to fight plastic pollution

Prince Islands will be one of Turkey’s pilot sites in the fight against plastic pollution

Prince Islands -an archipelago of 9 islands close to Istanbul- will be one of the first pilot sites to be included in Turkey’s national Zero Waste ...

19 Sep 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda has entered Turkish waters

The Blue Panda in the city of legends to Stop Plastic Pollution

“Istanbul is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what ...

12 Sep 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda for a Côte d’Azur free from plastic pollution

Let's save the Côte d’Azur from plastic pollution

Coastal activities are responsible for half of the plastic entering the sea. In the next weeks, the Blue Panda will be in the most iconic "Riviera" ...

13 Aug 2019 Read more »
Illegal landfilling causes serious threats to the envirnoment

Developing world no longer a plastic dumping ground, says WWF

Today the world’s environment ministers at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) meeting in Geneva decided to include ...

10 May 2019 Read more »
WWF works with fishers to avoid discards

Fishers learn from fishers how to avoid discards

Over the last four years, WWF and partners engaged with fishers, technologists, scientists, universities, and NGOs, from the region to find and share ...

24 Apr 2019 Read more »
Nine giant devil rays landed in Tunisia

Nine giant devil rays landed in Tunisia

An unfortunate incident took place this weekend in Port De Peche Kelibia, Tunisia, where nine Giant Devil Rays were landed.

08 Apr 2019 Read more »
Sperm Whale was found dead with 22kg of plastic in its stomach on the coast of Sardinia

Pregnant sperm whale found dead on the coast of Sardinia: from the Philippines to the Mediterranean, our plastic waste is killing ...

A young pregnant sperm whale was found dead with 22 kg of plastic in its stomach along the coast of Porto Cervo, the famous tourist destination in ...

01 Apr 2019 Read more »

Accountability can reverse plastic pollution crisis, says WWF report

Global plastics pollution has been created in one generation and, with system-wide accountability, can be solved in one ...

05 Mar 2019 Read more »
Maritime transport and tourism are projected to increase in the Mediterranean

Will 2019 see the first big shift towards a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean?

Last November, 18,000 people from 184 countries gathered in Nairobi (Kenya) for the first international Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy. The ...

10 Jan 2019 Read more »
MINOUW exchange on shipping methods to reduce discards, Olhao, Portugal, 2017

Facing up to the Landing Obligation: A Challenge for European Fisheries as of 1 January 2019

European fisheries are currently making the transition to reduce discards, and to bring all catches to land as part of the implementation of the ...

04 Dec 2018 Read more »