In the heart of Seville, Spain, football fans can enjoy the comfort of their new stadium seats thanks to the joint efforts of the Gravity Wave project and the famous Real Betis football club. The seats were made from plastic waste from the Mediterranean.
In the heart of the Bay of Biscay, where the azure waters meet the Spanish Basque Country, the BLUENET project set sail to tackle lost fishing gear, upcycling the ominous 'ghost-nets'.
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) took place in Vigo, Spain, from 18 to 22 September 2023.
Today, the Commission decided to identify the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as a non-cooperating country in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, giving it a ‘red card'.
The High Seas Treaty, also known as the agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction or 'BBNJ', was signed in New York on 20 September, in the margins of the United Nations High Level Week.
On 18 September, the Commission launched a new season of the #TasteTheOcean campaign, bringing sustainable fish and seafood to the tables of 9 EU countries for the following 4 weeks.
On 4 September the EU announced its readiness to exchange fisheries control data using a new common global standard recognised by the United Nations. This is an important milestone towards the modernisation of fisheries data exchange, as it is the first time this new global standard will be used
This episode of “Ocean" delves into the challenges faced by threatened marine species in the Mediterranean, showcasing the dedicated efforts to safeguard these creatures.
Today, the Commission has adopted its proposal for the 2024 fishing opportunities for the Baltic Sea in response to a scientific assessment that indicates several fisheries are in a dire situation.
The Bulgarian-based startup 13 Mari develops innovative drag reduction solutions for improved fuel efficiency and cleaner waters. The company received coaching through the EU BlueInvest Readiness Assistance Programme and was able to secure more than USD 500,000 in funding.