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21 October 2016
New Discard Plans Adopted for Mediterranean and Black Sea
EU - The European Commission has adopted two discard plans for certain demersal fisheries in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea....
18 October 2016
EU Proposes Cut to Subsidies Causing Overfishing
EU - The EU has called for World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks on fishery subsidies to avoid further depletion of world’s fish stocks....
13 October 2016
EU Reduces 2017 Fishing Quotas for Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU fisheries ministers have agreed on next year's fishing limits (TACs) for ten fish stocks of the Baltic Sea....
03 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: Seaweed Market Development Needed for Successful IMTA
EUROPE - Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) has the potential to deliver greater productivity and reduced environmental impact for the European aquaculture...
29 September 2016
EC Cuts Fishing Quotas to Protect Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The European Commission's yearly proposal for the 2017 fishing opportunities has now been supplemented with figures for the Baltic Sea cod stocks....
19 September 2016
EU to Host 'Our Ocean' 2017 Conference in Malta
EU - The next 'Our Ocean' conference will be hosted by the EU and is to take place in Malta....
07 September 2016
EU Tackling Illegal Fishing in Western Africa
EU - A four-day campaign co-funded by the EU against illegal fishing off the West Africa Coast has shown concrete results in tackling illegal fishing in Western...
04 August 2016
EU Creates Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan for North Sea
EU - The European Commission has proposed the first comprehensive multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea to ensure that stocks are fished at...
26 July 2016
Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?
EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard...
20 July 2016
Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the...
13 July 2016
International Talks Continue Push for Better Regulation of Arctic Fishing
CANADA - A second round of international talks aiming to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place between last week in Iqaluit, Province...
04 July 2016
NGO's Welcome Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling Ban
EU - Conservation organisations are welcoming the agreement by the European Parliament, Council of Ministers, and European Commission on a ban on bottom trawling...
Progress Made on Fisheries Management in Central Atlantic
EU - The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by...
01 July 2016
Informal Deal Made on Banning Deep Sea Fishing in NE Atlantic
EU - MEPs and ministers have struck a deal on a ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic. The ban will apply to bottom trawling and...
24 June 2016
EU Approves Multiannual Plan for Managing Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks has now been approved. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional...
21 June 2016
DIVERSIFY: New Species for European Aquaculture
EUROPE - Increasing halibut egg batch size, the training of meagre juveniles to feeding stimuli and the development of a vaccine for Viral Neural Necrosis, are some...
16 June 2016
Annual Report Shows a Disappointing Amount of Overfished EU Fish Stocks
EU - Less than 10 per cent of the assessed EU fish stocks are fished at sustainable levels. This is the worrying news coming out of the European Commission's annual...
15 June 2016
NASCO Working to Improve State of Wild Salmon Stocks
EU - The 33rd meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) took place between 7 and 10 June in Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler (Germany)....
Polystyrene Microplastics Negatively Affect Oyster Feeding, Reproduction and Offspring
EU - Oysters exposed to polystyrene microplastics produced fewer offspring, which were also smaller and slower growing than offspring from unexposed oysters, according...
07 June 2016
Mediterranean Countries to Close Bottom Trawling Fishing to Rebuild Fish Stocks
EUROPE - Oceana has applauded the adoption at the General Fisheries Committee for the Mediterranean (GFCM), of the closure of three areas in the Strait of Sicily...
03 June 2016
Project Investigates Faster and More Productive Catfish Aquaculture
EUROPE - With 57 per cent of EU consumption being imported from China and Southeast Asia, European producers are facing fierce competition only aggravated by depleting...
31 May 2016
Scientists to Identify Climate Change Consequences for Europe's Aquaculture, Fisheries
NORWAY - Scientists around the world are now pooling their knowledge and capacity in order for the European fisheries and aquaculture industry to tackle climate...
13 May 2016
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein...
04 May 2016
New Integrated EU Policy for the Arctic Adopted
EU - The High Representative and the European Commission have set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic....
02 May 2016
Governments Discuss Future of Mediterranean Fisheries
EU - Concerned with the steep decline of fish stocks in the Mediterranean, the Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella hosted...
27 April 2016
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
25 April 2016
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
22 April 2016
Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Catch and Trade Set to Launch
EU - April 24 marks the first “International day against IUU fishing” as designated by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to focus attention...
13 April 2016
European Commission Should Ensure Arctic Fishing is in Line with EU Rules
EU - The European Union should permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic only if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters. This...
08 April 2016
EU Reaches Deal on Bluefin Tuna Recovery Plan
EU - On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands Presidency and European Parliament representatives reached an agreement in principle on a proposal aimed at implementing measures...
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