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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...
25 March 2015
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein...
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the...
20 March 2015
North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015
EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea....
19 March 2015
EU Discard Ban 'Difficult to Comply With’
EU - The fishing industry will have difficulty complying with new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules banning the throwing away of unwanted fish, according to...
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European...
13 March 2015
EU Fishermen Pledge to Eliminate Marine Litter
EU - Europêche, the body representing 80,000 European fishermen, has teamed up with environmental group, Waste Free Oceans (WFO) to help combat the growing issue...
Redistributing EU Fishing Quotas Could Unlock £659m Profit, 102,000 Jobs
EU - New economic analysis by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) of more than 200 EU fleets reveals the hidden potential for increased employment and profits....
23 February 2015
Greater Collaboration to Benefit Future of EU Fish
EU - Scientists, fishermen and policy-makers will gather in Barcelona 24-26 February to take part in a pioneering symposium exploring how greater collaboration in...
16 February 2015
Fraudulent FAD Free Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market
EU - Consumers are being told to watch out for tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna....
30 January 2015
MEP's Delay Discard Ban Sanctions
EU - The EU Parliament and EU Fisheries Council have agreed, with help from the European Commission, that fishermen have two years before sanctions for failing to...
27 January 2015
EU to Ban Sri Lankan Fish Following Inaction on Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU is to place a ban on fish and fisheries products from Sri Lanka following the failure of the country to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)...
Fisheries Council Discuss Multiannual Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - The Latvian Presidency gave a presentation to the Council of it work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector. In terms of fisheries, the Council held...
16 December 2014
Scottish and French Pelagic Fleets Join Blue Whiting Assessment
SCOTLAND and FRANCE - Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)....
09 December 2014
Shifts in Mediterranean Aquaculture Increasing Pressure on Wild Fish Stocks
MEDITERRANEAN - Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food...
Conference to Boost Sustainable Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
EU - The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture...
05 December 2014
Key Fish Quotas Increased at EU/Norway Fishery Talks
EU - Fish negotiations between the EU and Norway ended in Clonakilty, Ireland, with good news for the Scottish and Irish fishing industries after cod and haddock...
04 December 2014
Fisheries Committee Votes to Weaken Discard Ban
EU - The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted to weaken parts of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during a meeting on 3 December which was to vote...
 
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