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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Parliament Approves New Environment, Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner
EU - The European Parliament has voted to confirm the new European Commission headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker. The new team of Commissioners will begin their...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
EU Adopts Series of Discard Plans
EU - The European Commission has adopted a series of discard plans as it gears up for the introduction of an obligation to land all catches on 1 January 2015....
Monday, October 13, 2014
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Sustainable Tristan Lobster Makes European Debut
EU - The European shellfish market is about to be shaken up with the launch of the unique Tristan Lobster into the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and catering) and sustainability-minded...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
EU Proposes Multiannual Fisheries Management Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - In order to increase predictability for fishermen and to ensure high, stable and sustainable catches, the European Commission has, for the first time under...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Moderate Decrease in 2015-2016 Deep-Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission (EC) has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2015-2016....
Friday, October 03, 2014
Scientists Indicate Positive Trend in European Fisheries
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and General Director of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, at the seminar on´the State of Fish Stocks´...
Oceana Video Tells Story of Mediterranean Swordfish Mismanagement
EU - Oceana has released a video telling the story of small-scale fishermen and the impact of decades of mismanagement on Mediterranean swordfish....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments...
Friday, September 26, 2014
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Now in Force
EU - A new European Directive to support Member States in their coordination of various activities that compete for space at sea is now in effect....
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...
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