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Oceans and fisheries

Sustainable oceans

Discover how the EU contributes to the healthy and productive management of the world's oceans for the benefit of the current and future generations.

The sustainable blue economy creates growth and jobs. It also helps us fight climate change, restore biodiversity and use marine resources responsibly
The EU is surrounded by the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, the Baltic, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea.
Protection of marine biodiversity is a key objective, including for the EU common fisheries policy.
Marine pollution including plastics has no borders. The Commission is working to promote cleaner sea in the EU and worldwide.

The #EUBeachCleanup campaign is key to raise awareness about marine litter.

Sustainable blue economy finance principles provide a framework for financing a sustainable ocean economy.

Website that aims to improve communication amongst EU maritime policy stakeholders.