EU-funded study about the underwater noise effects of re-routing a major shipping lane
Re-routing shipping lanes is one way to reduce the effects of underwater noise on the marine environment. However, large-scale diversions of this kind happen only rarely and so until now ocean scientists have not been able to study how they might affect noise levels or marine life.
Litter away! A roadmap towards a litter-free marine environment
Knowing where marine litter comes from is fundamental to achieve a healthy marine environment. And this is exactly what the Finnish EU-funded RoskatPois! (LitterAway!) project set out to do.
OCEAN CALLS Podcast – Season 2 Ep. 2: Shark populations are declining, but are we really facing a crisis?
Episode two of the second season of our Ocean Calls podcast is out! This time we ask: Should we worry about sharks?
UN Water Conference: EU joins efforts to address the global water crisis and ensure water security for all by 2050
From tomorrow, at the United Nations Water Conference in New York from 22 to 24 March, the EU will be confirming its strong engagement for global water security by announcing 33 commitments for action starting now.
State aid: Commission adopts revised rules for fishery and aquaculture sector
The European Commission has adopted revised Guidelines for State aid in the fishery and aquaculture sector ('Fisheries Guidelines').
Fisheries: EU and Norway conclude bilateral consultations on fishing opportunities in the Skagerrak, reciprocal access to waters and exchanges of quotas
Today, the EU and Norway signed three bilateral agreements including quota setting in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat, the exchanges of quotas between the two parties, and reciprocal access to waters for fishers.
Slovakia will receive €20 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Slovakia, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Slovakia, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal
Maritime Security: EU updates strategy to safeguard maritime domain against new threats
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on an enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy to ensure a peaceful use of the seas and safeguard the maritime domain against new threats.
BlueInvest: new investor report features an ocean of investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy
Today, the European Commission is unveiling a new investor report, on the occasion of the BlueInvest Day 2023. The report provides investors with an overview of investment activities and opportunities in the EU blue economy. Moreover, it features the key innovative technologies and a sample of
Commission discusses fisheries package with Advisory Councils
Today, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries presented the fisheries package adopted on 21 February 2023 to the Advisory Councils. As representatives of the industry and of other interest groups, Advisory Councils give recommendations on fisheries