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24 July 2015
Seafood Companies, Retailers Publish Source Fishery Data in Transparency Drive
UK - Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood have demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists...
Better Understanding of European Fish Stocks Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to understand data surrounding fish stocks in Europe and ensure the sustainability of the stock....
20 July 2015
Last Few Bursaries Remaining for Sustainable Aquaculture Courses
EU - The last few bursaries are still available for students wishing to study on the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The course...
17 July 2015
Fisheries Commissioner Praises Fishermen’s Role in Saving Seafood
EU - As new research revealed that Atlantic fish stocks, including the North Sea and Baltic, are showing strong signs of recovery, European Commissioner for Maritime...
14 July 2015
Mediterranean Fisheries Multiannual Plans Now a 'Political Priority'
EU - The latest fish stock data has revealed significant progress in northern waters but that more effort needed in Mediterranean where overfishing still continues....
08 July 2015
Eel Population to Decline if Conservation Measures Not Implemented
EU - Italian researchers have developed a model of the long-term population trends of the European eel to assess the effectiveness of conservation policies, and...
07 July 2015
Marine Protected Areas Should be Managed as Integrated Networks
EU - Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) should be managed as integrated networks rather than isolated units because of the high degree of exchange between them, a new...
02 July 2015
Leading Restaurants Help Support Seafood Sustainability, Traceability Message
EUROPE - The Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Save the Sea Restaurant Campaign is now in full swing, with prominent German and UK restaurants collecting...
29 June 2015
Salmon Study Shows Supplementing Population Not Always Beneficial
EU - A new European study of a salmon population in France has shown that moving individuals from another area into a depleted population does not always bring benefits....
24 June 2015
EU Aquaculture Priorities: Safe, Sustainable, Locally Farmed
EU - The farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants accounts for less than 20 per cent of fish production in Europe, despite...
23 June 2015
Weekly Overview: Can the Expansion of Aquaculture in Europe be Done Sustainably?
ANALYSIS - A new Future Brief from environmental news service, Science for Environment Policy, has looked at the expansion of aquaculture in Europe, what environmental...
19 June 2015
New System Improves EU Fisheries Data Access
EU - The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation, upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of the data for fisheries....
Is Sustainable Aquaculture Possible in Europe?
EU - Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector of worldwide food production. But, in Europe — in contrast with the rest of the world — the sector is stagnating...
16 June 2015
Russian Ban on Estonian, Latvian Fish on EU Fisheries Council Agenda
EU - The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Luxembourg today (16 June 2015), with 2016 fishing opportunities, the European Fisheries Fund and...
10 June 2015
Mediterranean Acts to Improve Sustainable Fisheries Management
EU - The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean has adopted a set of recommendations based on proposals for improved fisheries management made by the...
EU Reaches New Fisheries Agreement with Liberia
EU - After a third round of negotiations, the European Union and the Republic of Liberia have reached a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement....
03 June 2015
North, Atlantic Seas Fisheries on Road to Sustainability
EU - Fisheries in Europe are further progressing to sustainability in the North and West of the European Union....
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health...
29 May 2015
Fish Behaviour Could Affect Stock Measurement Accuracy
EU - European research performed off the coast of Mallorca has thrown doubt on the accuracy of stock level measurement techniques, as fish were less likely to take...
28 May 2015
EU Fishermen Benefit from Bluefin Tuna Stock Recovery
EU - European fishermen have benefited from the recovery of bluefin tuna stocks, following extensive measures over several years to prevent the stock from collapse....
05 May 2015
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
29 April 2015
MEP's Agree on Sustainable Fishing Plan for the Baltic
EU - The European Parliament has approved a multiannual plan for managing Baltic cod, sprat and herring stocks. ...
MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
EU - Fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions for failing to comply take effect, under a law passed by Parliament yesterday...
24 April 2015
Seafood Expo: EU Fishing Industry to Boost Sustainable Image
EU - The European fishing sector is to make a concerted bid to boost the image of the industry in the eyes of consumers and European governments....
21 April 2015
Seagrass Worth €190 million Each Year to Mediterranean Fishing
EU - A new study estimates that seagrass meadows are worth around €78 million every year to commercial fishing in the Mediterranean....
EU Fisheries Ministers Endorses Plan for Baltic Sea Cod, Herring and Sprat
EU - The European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers has reached agreement on a general approach to the multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and...
15 April 2015
EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed,...
02 April 2015
EU Fisheries Committee Votes on Baltic Sea Plan
EU - The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on a management plan for sustainable fisheries in the Baltic....
31 March 2015
EU Parliament to Decide on Baltic Sea Multiannual Plan
EU - Today, 31 March, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament will vote on a multiannual management plan for the fisheries in the Baltic Sea, critical...
26 March 2015
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
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