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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...
06 April 2016
European Marine Sector Receives Over €7.5m for Sustainable Growth
EU - The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million to boost innovation and create jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. The money is available under...
04 April 2016
Immediate Fish Discards Ban May Destabilise Marine Ecosystems
EU - Discarding is seen as wasteful, but banning the practice would remove an important food source for many marine organisms. A new study modelled the effects of...
18 March 2016
Salmon Aquaculture Could Incorporate Seaweed, Sea Urchins to Reduce Nitrogen Enrichment
EU - Farming fish together with seaweed and other species could help improve the sustainability of aquaculture and reduce pollution. A new study provides a tool...
17 March 2016
Winter Environmental Conditions Can be Used to Predict European Anchovy Stock
EU - The European anchovy is one of the most important small pelagic fish in the Adriatic Sea, but the size of the stock can fluctuate year on year. This study...
14 March 2016
European Commission Presents New Fisheries Conservation Measures
EU - The European Commission has presented a proposal for new conservation measures for fisheries in European seas. This proposal builds on the Commission's Better...
10 March 2016
Friend of the Sea First Sustainable Seafood Programme Recognised by EU National Accreditation Body
EU - Friend of the Sea is the first certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to have achieved official endorsement by an EU National...
08 March 2016
European Commission Adopts Action Plan for Dutch Fisheries
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has adopted an action plan to boost fisheries control in the Netherlands....
24 February 2016
Onboard Cameras Could Be Vital for Fish Discard Ban to Succeed
EUROPE - A new report from WWF suggests that remote electronic monitoring, using a combination of onboard cameras and sensors, is by far the most efficient and cost...
18 February 2016
WWF and MSC to Map Fishing Impacts in the Mediterranean
EUROPE - Mediterranean fishing communities will net more secure livelihoods from Project Medfish, a new joint project launched by WWF and the Marine Stewardship...
12 February 2016
Authorities Call for Access to Reliable Data on the Fisheries Sector
EU - Responsible and sustainable management of fisheries requires decisions based on solid foundations. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) opinion on data...
04 February 2016
INAPRO: Innovating Aquaponics for Water Savings and Sustainable Food Production
EU - What if it were possible to grow fish and vegetables with a low environmental impact, yet almost no need for water input? Discover the potential of an innovative...
01 February 2016
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
22 January 2016
NGO's Welcome Vessel Numbering Scheme
EU - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF have welcomed a new European Commission requirement that all EU fishing vessels, and foreign vessels...
Myfish – Working Towards Successful European Fisheries Management
EU - Best quality scientific approaches to fisheries management advice and implementation under potentially conflicting objectives were the main topic of the final...
18 January 2016
New Tool Maps Fishing Activities in Europe
EU - A new tool developed by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides for the first time detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in...
30 December 2015
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
24 December 2015
IMPASEA: A New Framework to Assess MPA's
EU - Marine protected areas (MPAs) have well-reported ecological benefits, but may also have important socioeconomic effects on local communities. Existing methods...
22 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Fishing Catch Limits Agreed for 2016
EU - Following discussions at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, EU ministers have now reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Atlantic,...
11 December 2015
EC Proposes New Rules to Improve Transparency of EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The European Commission is proposing a new system to grant and manage authorisations that will allow authorities to better monitor both EU vessels fishing outside...
07 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El...
01 December 2015
EU Project Finds Use for Fish Discards
EU - The results of the EU-funded SECUREFISH project, which has trialled new methods to incorporate fish discards into nutritious and health-promoting products,...
26 November 2015
Zero Quotas Proposed for 2016 Black Sea Turbot, Dogfish
EU - The European Commission has proposed its fishing opportunities for the Black Sea in 2016....
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