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Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Roadmap Report on French & UK Scallop Fishers Published
UK and FRANCE - In a first for the European fishing community, earlier this year GAP2 hosted a neutrally facilitated workshop for French and UK Channel scallop fishers,...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
EU Funding Failed to Support the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Effectively
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and...
Friday, September 05, 2014
EU Fleet Capacity Guidelines to Support Sustainable Fishing
EU - The European Commission has strengthened its commitment to sustainable fishing by issuing a new set of guidelines to help Member States strike the balance between...
Monday, September 01, 2014
EU Doing Little to Help Fish Producers Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - The EU fishery sector is calling for a task force to be created as inaction by the EU on Russia's ban of EU seafood products is causing further economic disruption...
Friday, August 29, 2014
SEABIOPLAS Producing Plastic Sustainably from Farmed Seaweed
EU - SEABIOPLAS is an FP7-funded project which aims to introduce sustainably cultivated seaweeds as feedstock for biodegradable bioplastics....
EU and Faroe Islands Discuss Sustainable Fisheries
EU - European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens for a two-day visit...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Oceana Examines Growing Problem of Marine Litter
EUROPE - Oceana has joined a research expedition arranged and led by the University of Örebro and Pangaea Exploration to study marine litter in the Baltic Sea,...
First North Atlantic Blue Whiting Enters Sustainability Assessment
EU - A large group of Dutch, German, French, English, Lithuanian, Danish and Irish pelagic fishers has entered the first blue whiting fishery into MSC assessment....
Monday, August 11, 2014
Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Improvement in the Planning of Maritime Activities
EU - The European Commission has welcomed the European Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used....
Friday, July 11, 2014
The Road to Sustainable Tuna Aquaculture
EU - Domesticating Atlantic bluefin tuna may help meet the food industry’s demand for this endangered species. However, making such an endeavour sustainable is...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
EU Improves its Maritime Surveillance
EU - The European Commission has taken a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
EC Confirms 91% of Mediterranean Fish Stocks are Overfished
EUROPE - Oceana has proposed a set of measures to tackle the alarming amount of overfishing occuring in the Mediterranean Sea, which affects 88 out of 97 of assessed...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Discards Ban Discussed at Fisheries Council Meeting
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council met 16-17 June 2014 to discuss a proposal for a regulation on the landing obligation and an update on the discards ban....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
EU Warns Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Illegal Fishing Practices
EU - The European Commission has warned the Philippines and Papua New Guinea that they urgently need to address their non-compliance with international seafood traceability...
EU, Faroes Herring Dispute Nears End
EU and FAROE ISLANDS - The European Commission and the Faroe Islands have reached a political understanding to end their dispute on the management of Atlanto-Scandian...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Workshop on Maritime Challenges for the EU
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will partake on 6 June in Athens in a workshop on "Maritime challenges for the EU", co-organised by the European Union...
Estimated Misreported Fish Catches May Have Led to Incorrect Baltic Fishing Quotas
EUROPE - Misreported fishing catches in the Baltic Sea have probably led to incorrect fishing quotas, new research suggests. The study found that total catches between...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Scientists Recommend Largest Cut in Baltic Cod Fisheries in Years
The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) delivered its advice for 2015 catches in the Baltic Sea, including the largest cuts in total allowable...
Monday, May 26, 2014
EU Prioritises High Control Standards for 2014 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Season
EU - The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to implementing the international control measures for Bluefin tuna during the 2014 main fishing season....
Monday, May 19, 2014
European Maritime Day 2014: Innovating for a Sustainable Use of Our Oceans
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is participating on Monday May 19 in the European Maritime Day organised in Bremen, Germany. ...
Friday, May 16, 2014
EU Eyes Oceans Innovation as Source of Sustainable Growth
EU - Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. If we manage them in a responsible manner, they can provide sources of food, medicine and energy while...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
European Commission Proposes Full Ban on Driftnets
EU - The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of 1 January 2015. Although rules are already in...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sharing Data to Achieve Sustainable Global Marine Management
EU - A healthy sustainable marine environment is crucial to the smooth functioning of the EU economy. Fishing and offshore oil and gas fields for example employ...
Monday, May 12, 2014
Eels can be Used to Help Monitor Water's Ecological Quality
EU - The European eel could act as an indicator of the ecological quality of aquatic environments, according to a new study. The research suggests that new pollution...
New Oceana Report Reveals Slow Progress in Protecting the Baltic Sea
EUROPE - Over 30 per cent of the marine protected areas in the Baltic are protected only on paper, threatening the recovery of this sea. In reality, business carries...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
New Guide to Help Reduce Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems
EU - Pollution from agricultural pesticides can present a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems. Researchers have now developed a guide to identify the most appropriate...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Baltic Sea Fisheries Directors Drop the Ball on the Discard Ban
EU - All eyes are on the Baltic Sea, the region that is first in line to adopt the EU’s new discard ban. But a new proposal opens up the possibility of selling...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Adopted by Parliament
EU - The European Parliament endorsed on 17 April a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A Lords’ committee report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain...
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