13/03/2013: Proposal for a directive on maritime spatial planning and coastal zones management
06/12/2012: Message by Commissioner Maria Damanaki at the High-level Conference "Setting an agenda for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth from the Adriatic and Ionian Seas" (Zagreb)
29/10/2012: Meeting of Commissioner Damanaki and Vice President Antonio Tajani with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
16/10/2012: Commissioner Maria Damanaki introduces Pierre-Yves Cousteau as Special Advisor
Pierre-Yves Cousteau, who recently became Special Advisor to Commissioner Maria Damanaki, met with her and the staff of the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Pierre-Yves Cousteau is president of Cousteau Divers, which gets individuals to actively participate in the study and protection of the environment.
11/09/2012: European Parliament
03/07/2012: Knowledge, responsibility, engagement: the EU outlines its policy for the Arctic
The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have today outlined the way forward for the EU's constructive engagement in the Arctic. The Arctic region is a vital component of the Earth's environment. Climate change in the Arctic is advancing dramatically, with change visible on a yearly basis, impacting significantly on its ecosystem and the livelihood of its inhabitants. At the same time, rapidly retreating sea ice alongside technological progress are opening up new economic opportunities in the region such as shipping, mining, energy extraction and fishing. While beneficial for the global economy, these activities also call for a prudent and sustainable approach: further repercussions for the fragile Arctic can be expected if top environmental standards are not met.
28/06/2012: Cambridge Judge Business School Symposium on 'Securing Food and Water'
The Cambridge Judge Business School organised the Symposium on 'Securing Food and Water', to bring together leading business people, academics, policymakers and representatives of NGOs and international organisations to discuss the challenges presented by the uneven distribution of global resources, the increasing demand for food, and shortages of adequate, safe drinking water. Commissioner Maria Damanaki addressed a message to the participants.
24/06/2012: Opening conference of the 72nd edition of the Ancona International Fishing Fair
26/03/2012: "The Case For Maritime Spatial Planning - efficient resource management for sustainable growth"
14/02/2012: Commissioner Damanaki at the European Parliament
17/12/2011: Agriculture and Fisheries Council: extracts from the press conference
02/12/2011: European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
19/10/2011: Message by Maria Damanaki on the occasion of the conference Aquaculture Europe 2011
13/07/2011: Press conference with Commissioner Damanaki on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
13/07/2011: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
28/06/2011: Press conference with Commissioner Damanaki at the Fisheries Council
31/05/2011: European Fish Fight Campaign launching event
25/05/2011: Press conference: Consultation on Fishing opportunities for 2012
12/05/2011: Working towards a new generation of fisheries partnership agreements
04/05/2011: Commissioner Maria Damanaki at European Seafood Exposition
14/04/2011: Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg - Press conference
Review of fishing effort management in Western Waters under the reform and freshwater aquaculture and inland fishery
12/04/2011: New rules to stop illegal fishing
12/04/2011: New zero-tolerance EU rules against illegal fishing - extracts from press conference
Getting away with fishing illegally will become much more difficult for fishermen, as the EU's new system for fisheries control will be fully operational. With the adoption of detailed rules on how to carry out controls throughout the market chain "from net to plate", the EU now has the means to break with the past and establish a real culture of compliance to stop overfishing and help make EU fisheries truly sustainable.
05/04/2011: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament
07/03/2011: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: the EU strategy for the Atlantic Region
07/03/2011: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreement
07/03/2011: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean Agreement Area
15/12/2010: Fisheries Council: extracts from the EU Presidency / European Commission press conference
03/12/2010: Meeting with fishermen and representatives of fisheries associations (Aigina)
01/12/2010: European Parliament Hearing on "Women and the sustainable development of fisheries areas"
29/11/2010: Video extracts from Fisheries Council press conference
16/11/2010: Conference on the CFP Reform - "Another future for fisheries": - extracts from the opening session
19/10/2010: European Parliament - Question time (Commission)Click here to view this video (link to the European Parliament's website)
15/10/2010 - Arctic Futures symposium
Marine Knowledge 2020
27/09/2010: Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Press conference
Commissioner Damanaki at work
13/09/2010: OCEAN2012 representatives presenting the petition to Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (outside the European Commission's building)
29/06/2010: Agriculture and Fisheries Council: - extracts from the press conference (Fisheries)
Damanaki: "Fisheries are more than just a source of food"
17/06/2010: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: A catch documentation programme for bluefin tuna (thunnus thynnus)Video from the European Parliament
17/06/2010: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: Ban on commercial whalingVideo from the European Parliament
17/06/2010: Plenary meeting at the European Parliament: A new impetus for the Strategy for the Sustainable Development of European Aquaculture (debate)Video from the European Parliament
09/06/2010 - Bluefin tuna - Commission closes the purse seine fishery- statement by Maria Damanaki
08/06/2010 - Maria Damanaki receives Mr Egemen Bağış, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator
08/06/2010 - Maria Damanaki receives NGOs on World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day 8 June 2010: Commissioner Maria Damanaki meets major environmental NGOs to discusss the current status of the world oceans and ways to make the future of fisheries and maritime policy "simpler, clearer and greener".
08/06/2010 - Maria Damanaki receives a delegation of the NGO BirdLife International
Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of Birdlife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23.000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something against the by-catch of seabirds in longlines operations.