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EU and Faroe Islands: Discussions about sustainable fisheries in North-East Atlantic

28/08/2014 Commissioner Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens today for a two-day visit to discuss the common interests between the European (...)

Story of the week: "The importance of our local food cultures"

25/08/2014 This week's story about sustainability will look at the work of the Slow Food movement, a global, grassroots organisation with supporters from 150 countries, that counters the rise of fast food (...)

Story of the week: example of sustainable aquaculture in Croatia

19/08/2014 This week's story about sustainability will take through the work of Cromaris, a company producing and marketing top quality fish and seafood in Croatia. Producing sea bass, sea bream and other (...)


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  • 03/09/2014 - Meeting of the European Commission (Brussels)
  • 15/09/2014 - Agrifish Council (Brussels)
  • 15/09/2014 - Plenary session of the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
  • 16/09/2014 - Meeting of the European Commission (Strasbourg)

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22 August 2014

 According to this year’s FAO report “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”, fish consumption per capita has soared from 10 kg in the 1960s to more than 19kg in 2012. Fish also accounts for almost 17% of the global population’s intake of protein. With this exponential growth in the demand for fish, it is a […]