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JRC support to Maritime Policy

There is no Community Maritime Policy as such; instead, maritime matters are embedded in many of the Community policies.
Consequently, JRC research on maritime matters is embedded in different policy themes under various actions.

Press release


Press information

No more fish to capture in 2048?
JRC scientists comment on study published in Science magazine

Background information on JRC activities

EU Maritime policy

EU Maritime policy website
Press Release 02/05/2007: "Europe to take another step towards a new EU maritime policy in Bremen"
Press Release 12/06/2007: "Commission welcomes Council decisions strengthening shift to long-term fisheries management"
Green paper "Towards a future Maritime Policy for the Union": A European vision for the oceans and seas"


Water police picture

Air and sea patrol by the Italian police.© Commission Audiovisual Library
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Fish control picture

Inspectors control the size of the fish© Commission Audiovisual Library
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Vessel trafic services picture

Spain: vessel traffic services (maritime traffic service, coordinating rescue operations, maritime pollution control)© Commission Audiovisual Library
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Coast guard ship picture

Coast Guards and Official Fisheries Inspectors set out to control fishing vessels in the North Sea Coast Guard vessel « Barend Biesheuvel »© Commission Audiovisual Library
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