Press releases

Fisheries

EU to advocate sustainable tuna fishing at meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

27/09/2010

The European Commission will represent the EU at the annual meeting of the IATTC which starts today and goes on to 1 October 2010 in Antigua, Guatemala.

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NAFO meeting makes ground-breaking progress on fish conservation in the Northwest Atlantic

27/09/2010

At its Annual Meeting in Halifax, Canada last week, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted unprecedented precautionary measures for the conservation and management of the fish stocks under its purview. Decisions were made with regard to the total allowable catches for Greenland halibut and Grand Banks shrimp, and to a new moratorium on Flemish Cap shrimp.

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Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of September 2010

24/09/2010

The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 27 September (starting at 10 a.m.). It will be chaired by of Mrs Sabine Laruelle, Belgian minister for SMEs, the Self-Employment, Agriculture and ...

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Commissioner Maria Damanaki's visit to Athens

20/09/2010

The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ms Maria Damanaki, met today in Athens WWF representatives Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean, and Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece.

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Adoption of a draft agreement between the EU and Morocco in the agri-food and fisheries sector

16/09/2010

The European Commission has today adopted a draft decision on a EU-Morocco bilateral trade agreement for agri-food and fisheries products. It now passes to the Council and the European Parliament for approval....

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European Commission's proposal on fishing opportunities: why and how?

15/09/2010

What are TACs and Quotas? Ideally, fishing activities would take from each stock no more fish than can safely be removed without inhibiting the stock's capacity to spawn and to bring in young fish to the stock. ...

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Fisheries: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for the Baltic Sea for 2011

15/09/2010

The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing possibilities for fish stocks in the Baltic Sea for 2011. Based on scientific advice, the Commission proposes increased fishing opportunities for Baltic ...

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Seminar on state of Europe's Fish Stocks convenes tomorrow

13/09/2010

European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will open a one-day seminar on the state of fish stocks in European waters tomorrow.

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Commissioner Damanaki to host seminar on state of Europe's Fish Stocks

02/09/2010

On 14 September, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will open a one-day seminar on the state of fish stocks in European waters.

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Maritime affairs

Renewed support for the Integrated Maritime Policy

30/09/2010

Today the European Commission put forward its proposal for continued financial support to the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy, established in 2007, for the period between 2011 and 2013....

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Marine Knowledge 2020

13/09/2010

Why a marine knowledge initiative? Without marine knowledge we cannot sustainably manage the changing seas and oceans, we cannot understand the impact of these changes on human activity and we cannot take advantage ...

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Marine Knowledge 2020: A better understanding of our seas and oceans to boost competitiveness and growth

13/09/2010

European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has today unveiled the Commission's Marine Knowledge 2020 proposal to unlock the potential of Europe's marine knowledge....

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€45 million for EU research projects focusing on innovative and sustainable maritime activities

08/09/2010

The European Commission will tomorrow present to stakeholders and potential participants its €45 million investment in research projects on maritime activities. "The ocean of tomorrow 2011" call for research proposals ...

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Maritime affairs and fisheries

Commissioner Damanaki in Scotland to discuss maritime and fisheries issues

30/09/2010

Tomorrow and Saturday, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki will be in Scotland for her first visit as European Commissioner.

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Moving fisheries and maritime policy forward: Commissioner Damanaki visits Germany

02/09/2010

European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki arrives in Germany today for a series of engagements in Berlin and Hamburg. The Commissioner will be meeting ministers, parliamentarians and stakeholders to discuss a range of issues, including the present and future shape of fisheries and maritime policy in Europe.

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