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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...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
WWF Asks MEP Candidates to Commit to the Environment
EU - WWF has launches its online pledge for candidates and voters for the upcoming European Parliament elections. WWF will ask MEP candidates to commit to nine environmental...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Climate Change Impacting on Seafloor Ecosystems
Ocean warming driven by climate change will reduce the amount of food reaching marine life on the seafloor, a recent study suggests. ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Aquaculture Action Plan Recommended for Mediterranean
EU - A four-pronged action plan has been recommend in order to help promote aquaculture in the Mediterranean region. ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Fisheries Council Agree on Sandeel Management in North Sea
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 24 March focused on the management of sandeel, the outcome of the negotiations with Coastal States on mackerel in the...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
MEPs Call for Thailand to Address Forced Labour in its Fishing Industry
EU and THAILAND - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has welcomed a decisive European Parliament vote recommending that Thailand be required to address human...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
New Crayfish Plague Detection Techniques Being Tested
EU - Crayfish plague is currently devastating native European populations. However, while the disease is commonly diagnosed on the basis of diseased animals, free-living...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Fishermen, Scientists and Policy Makers Join Forces to make Reformed CFP a Reality
EU - On 26 February, a unique meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together Europe’s fishermen and their representatives with policy makers and...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Effects of Nuclear Power Cooling Systems on the Critically Endangered EU Eel
EU - A case study in Sweden has shown that critically endangered European eels are being lost when they are sucked into the local nuclear power station’s cooling...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Still No Agreement on Mackerel at Coastal State Consultation
EU - A further round of Coastal State consultations on mackerel sharing in the North-East Atlantic was held in Bergen on 28 to 31 January 2014....
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Deal on Fisheries Subsidies may Undermine Attempts to End Overfishing
EU - Negotiating teams from the European Parliament, Agriculture and Fisheries Council and European Commission reached a political deal on how to allocate €6.7...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Draft Rules for Financing New Fisheries Policy Agreed
EU - Draft rules for allocating European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen comply with the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Nutrients in Streams can Mask Toxic Effects of Pesticides on Aquatic Life
EU - Moderate levels of nitrogen in streams and rivers can make it difficult to assess the effects of pesticides on aquatic wildlife, because nutrients mask the...
Water Innovation Projects Receive €50 million in Funding
EU - Eleven new projects aiming to promote innovative solutions for water-related challenges have been approved for EU research funding. ...
"Inseparable" Sustainable Fishing Campaign Launched Today
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is visiting Hamburg today (27 January) to launch the European Commission's "Inseparable" campaign....
Friday, January 24, 2014
Moroccan Council of Ministers' Approves New Protocol to EU FPA
EU - The new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) with Morocco signed on 18 November 2013 and to which the European Parliament gave its consent...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
General Fishing Opportunities for 2014 Adopted
EU - The European Council has adopted a regulation providing fishing opportunities in 2014 to EU vessels in Union and certain non-Union waters....
Friday, January 17, 2014
Researchers Develop Overfishing Warning System
EU - An early warning system to predict the overfishing of individual species, far in advance of severe population decline, has been developed by researchers. The...
New Campaign Urges Europe to Eat, Buy, Sell Sustainable Fish
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is launching an EU-wide campaign, INSEPARABLE, to raise awareness on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy....
Monday, December 30, 2013
Changes and Effects of the EU Policy on Fisheries
EU - The new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will take effect on 1 January 2014. The CFP particularly impacts European fisheries, but it will also affect developing...
Monday, December 23, 2013
What Can the EU Learn from its Neighbours on Implementing Maximum Sustainable Yield?
EU - Three case studies investigating various aspects of sound governance with regards to sustainable fisheries management from which the EU can potentially learn...
Friday, December 20, 2013
No Deal Reached on European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
EU - No agreement was made last night (19 December) on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)....
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Managing Fishery Footprints May Benefit the Seafloor
EU - To fully understand the impact of trawling on marine habitats, researchers used data from the European satellite vessel monitoring system. ...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Positive Outcome for December Fisheries Council
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of December 2013 took place in Brussels on 16-17 December 2013. The Council discussed and reached agreement on...
Monday, December 16, 2013
New Project Effectively Monitors State of Europe's Marine Environment
EU - An EU-funded project has been launched to will help Member States to effectively and efficiently monitor the environmental status of oceans and seas. This will...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New Sustainable Common Fisheries Policy to Come into Force in January 2014
EU - The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package, including measures to halt overfishing and a ban on discarding fish at sea, Parliament's key aims, was approved...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Parliament Vote Offers Only Limited Protection for the Deep Sea
EU - The European Parliament voted in favour of a number of measures to protect the deep waters of the North-East Atlantic but failed to agree to eliminate the most...
EU Parliament to Vote on Regulating Deep Sea Fisheries
EU - European Parliament will vote today (10 December) in Strasbourg on a proposal to regulate EU deep sea fisheries in the North East Atlantic....
Friday, December 06, 2013
Blue Revolution: Sustainability Must Guide EU's Aquaculture Reform
EU - Members of the EU's assembly of local and regional authorities unanimously agreed that long-term sustainability must be at the centre of reform to Europe's...
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