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INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

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Since 14 September 2014, eight shark and ray species have received extra protection from unsustainable trade. They have been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and now have to be accompanied by export or import permits issued by EU countries when they enter or leave the EU market.
On 26 September, the European Commission organises a seminar where scientists and experts will discuss the state of European fish stocks and the economics of fishing fleets around the EU.
Interested candidates are invited to send an application to the Commission by 15 December 2014.

Fisheries facts

The brochure "Facts and figures on the CFP" pdf - 9 MB [9 MB] describes the fisheries and aquaculture sector in figures. It is based mainly on data complied by Eurostat, the European Union Statistics Office, but also on figures collected by the European Commission and the FAO. It reviews the latest developments in the fisheries sector in the 27 EU countries and in the candidate countries. All sectors are covered: catches, aquaculture, trade, Community aid, processing and all the related socio-economic indicators, such as employment, fleet and consumption.

The European Atlas of the Seas offers a diverse range of information about Europe's seas including:

  • Natura 2000 protected maritime sites
  • fishing quotas per species and per zone
  • European fishing fleet

It's available in English, German and French.

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture products (EUMOFA) is an on-line multilingual database which aims at enhancing market intelligence and transparency in the EU fisheries and aquaculture market. It provides access to real-time comprehensive data on price, value and volume of production across the European Union as well as market information and analysis.