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Today the Commission adopted two draft plans to reduce the wasteful practice of discarding throwing overboard unwanted fish in the north western and south western waters of the Atlantic. These discard plans concern demersal fisheries, i.e. fish that feed on or near the sea bottom, and are temporary measures to phase out discarding and gradually put in place the landing obligation, a key component of the EU's reformed Common Fisheries Policy.
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is making his first official visit to China this week. The visit is an opportunity to facilitate further the EU's cooperation with China and allow for the development of cooperation in environmental, maritime and fisheries policy.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella has travelled to Europe's biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain, this week to mark two important anniversaries on the fisheries calendar: the tenth anniversary of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Mr Vella used his visit to recognise both organisations' achievements in promoting and enforcing sustainable fisheries.

Calls for tender MARE/2010/05

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Costs and benefits arising from the establishment of maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea


Published in Official Journal S103 of 29/05/2010

Deadline for submission of bids: 01/09/2010

Invitation to tender 

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Tendering specifications 

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Annex 1: Draft service contract 

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Annex 2: Tender forms 

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Annex 3: Questionnaire and checklist

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Communications to tenderers


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