In line with the ambition to protect nature and restore biodiversity, as stated in the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the Commission has acted to close 87 sensitive zones to all bottom gears in the EU waters of the North-East Atlantic.
BlueInvest Africa will take place in Seychelles on the island of Mahé on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September. This is a business event, both physical and online, organised by the European Union in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Seychelles.
The #EUBeachCleanup campaign, co-organised by the EU, the United Nations and our blue friends, the Smurfs, every year in September, around World Coastal Cleanup Day, is key to raise awareness about marine litter.
This is the moment we have been waiting for: the EU4Algae Forum is going live, and you can now submit your pre-registration. In the next three years this initiative will foster sustainable algae production and consumption in Europe.
The 5th Intergovernmental Conference negotiating the UN High Seas Biodiversity Treaty* suspended its session with significant progress made in almost all chapters, bringing the international community closer than ever to the Treaty it needs for protecting the ocean,
Farming finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants in the sea or inland waters is one of the world’s fastest growing food sectors. It already provides the planet with more than half of all the seafood and fish we eat.
For centuries, people across Europe have been farming fish in ponds or picking mollusks at the seafloor. Today, some of these traditional methods can benefit natural ecosystems, boost public health and promote sustainable economic growth.
Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Baltic Sea. Based on this proposal, EU countries will determine the maximum quantities of the most important commercial fish species that can be caught in the sea basin.
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Finland, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Finland,
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Sweden, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Sweden,