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Seas At Risk vzw

Identification number in the register: 95261732139-73
Registration date: 11/08/2009 10:25:20

The information on this entity was last modified on: 15/07/2014 09:32:48
The date of the last annual update was: 15/07/2014 09:32:48

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Seas At Risk vzw


vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (vzw) under Belgian law

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
Brussels B-1050

(+32) 2 893 09 65

(+32) 2 893 09 66

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Monica Verbeek

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Monica Verbeek

Executive Director

    Goals / remit

Seas At Risk aims at the protection and restoration of the marine environment. The scope of Seas At Risk includes, but is not limited to, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the North-East Atlantic Ocean as well as all countries that border on these waters or have a significant impact on their marine environment.

Historically, SAR has focused more specifically on the waters of the North East Atlantic including the North and Irish Seas.

SAR works to realise its goals in a number of ways but key amongst these is its role as a technical and political platform for its members, providing them with a means of collective intervention in international political and legal meetings of government where they would not otherwise have access.

While Seas At Risk pursues issues at the international level, individual Seas At Risk member organisations help by ensuring that national government delegations to international meetings are properly briefed and aware of the concerns of their national environment movement. By coordinating lobbying at the national level and ensuring that issues get raised at international meetings of government, Seas At Risk maximises the opportunity for governments to make the right decisions on key issues affecting the protection of the seas and oceans. Seas At Risk is also in an excellent position to make sure that civil society, via its national member organisations, is kept informed of developments in these forums.

  • European
  • global


The two mainstays of Seas At Risk's work in recent years have been the regulation of shipping and fisheries. The protection of marine species and habitats has also been important, and focuses on cross-sectoral EU level initiatives: the EU Marine Strategy and the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy. Work on climate change and the marine environment, including the role to be played by the shipping and fishing industries in climate change mitigation, started in 2008. Work on marine litter and its impacts on the marine environment started in 2009.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Emma Priestland 11/02/2015 10/02/2016
Ann Dom 12/12/2014 10/12/2015
Edward Davitt 03/06/2014 28/05/2015
Björn Stockhausen 16/05/2014 14/05/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation


Sea First Foundation(1),
Danmarks Naturfredningsforening(135000),
Levende Hav(500),
Surfrider Foundation Europe(9200),
Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment(1000),
Stichting De Noordzee(1),
Norges Naturvernforbund(1),
Liga para a Protecção da Natureza(1),
Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen(190000),
Marine Conservation Society(1),
France Nature Environment(3000),
Mediterranean SOS Network(120),
Project Aware(1),
ENT Foundation(1),
Environmental Investigation Agency(1)


- European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
- European Seas Environmental Cooperation (ESEC) - informal network
- Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)
- OCEAN2012
- Shark Alliance

    Financial data

01/2012  -  12/2012

444,218 €

90,010 €


90,010 €



354,208 €


15,936 €

338,272 €

250,000  € - 300,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.