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News announcement19 May 2020Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

Euronews OCEAN season 2, episode 4: COVID-19 – weathering a new kind of storm

European fishermen and women are weathering a new kind of storm. With fish markets and seafood restaurants shut down, supply chains broken and many large vessels staying in port, thousands of jobs are at risk. So, what are the fishermen doing, and how's the EU helping to keep the sector afloat?

In this month's episode of our Ocean series, we visit the locked-down Côte d'Azur to meet blue economy professionals overcoming the corona crisis — from fishing boats and aquaculture sites to processing factories and seafood restaurants. We'll see them finding new ways to provide fish to their customers and salaries to their workers, and talk to EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius about Europe’s role in helping out the sector.

Tune in to Euronews from 19 May @ 20:50 CET – on any platform.

OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 2 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.

The first season featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out on Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.

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