On 29 June, the EU and Norway concluded fisheries consultations that will modernise the exchange of fisheries data for control purposes.
Yesterday, the newly reconstituted Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) began its work at its plenary session. The names of the 35 members are published in the Register of Commission expert groups.
The recently-published Communication on International Ocean Governance sets the path of EU ocean policies for years to come. Among the key policies, there’s a set of EU commitments to support the innovation, sustainability and competitiveness of the aquaculture sector.
The commitment to halt and reverse the loss of marine biodiversity is a key EU priority, as underlined by the recent international ocean governance communication. One of the main EU tools to achieve that, is the creation and management of marine protected areas (MPAs), in line with its position to
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with France, the Commission has adopted the EMFAF Programme for France, to implement the EU common fisheries policy and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies
Today, the Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture voted on the Commission’s proposal to close vulnerable areas to fishing gears which touch the seabed. This proposal aims to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems in deep waters and the Member States’ support brings it step closer to becoming law.
While marine ecosystems decline around the world, the Western Indian Ocean seems to remain in a relatively good shape. Its rich fish stocks provide livelihood to the coastal communities and sustain a thriving fishing industry. But there is a downside to this abundance: this hard to control area has
This week, Lisbon will host the second UN Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (‘SDG 14’). Within the framework of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SDG 14 on “life below water” aims at conserving and sustainably using the oceans,
The Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Czechia, to implement the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy unveiled the renewed EU agenda on International Ocean Governance (IOG), proposing actions for a secure, clean and sustainably managed ocean.