OCEAN 2012 Campaign
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OCEAN 2012 & SEA LIFE have been working tirelessly in the last 4 years to promote the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and end overfishing for good. At the moment SEA LIFE Bray have 2 exhibitions on show in the aquarium depicting the dangers of overfishing. Throughout the years we have run numerous events to promote OCEAN 2012 from human fish shapes to beach cleans. It was a huge step in the right direction when European Parliament voted overwhelmingly, 502 vs. 137, in favour of an ambitious reform of the CFP, including a discards ban without exceptions and loopholes.
In the next coming weeks Irish fisheries minister, Simon Coveney, as President of the Fisheries Council, will lead the EU fisheries ministers in the negotiations with the Parliament that start in the coming weeks. German member of the European Parliament, Ulrike Rodust, will lead the Parliament’s negotiation team. Both will have a challenge finding a deal that will stop overfishing, end destructive fishing practices and secure a long-term future for fisheries dependent communities.
Festival of Fish Event
This is our last chance to put pressure on Simon Coveney to make sure he makes the right decision and strives for an ambitious Common Fisheries Reform. For this reason we are holding our last ever OCEAN 2012 event in collaboration with Bird Watch Ireland, Irish Wildlife Trust, An Taisce and Coastwatch. We will be running a *Festival of Fish *on the 20 th April 2013 from 12 noon to 3pm on Bray Promenade. This is an event not to be missed. There will be a huge array of activites from chalk drawing on the promenade to a bird walk.
*This is a completely free event and all are welcome. If you would like to book in a group please contact Aine on firstname.lastname@example.org *