The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) has, at the initiative of the EU, adopted a breakthrough retention ban on mantas. The ban was agreed at the IATTC annual meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 29 June to 3 July. IATTC members also agreed to establish a marking scheme for fish aggregating devices (FADs), and to strengthen current measures against illegal fishing.
A public seminar on the state of fish stocks and the economic performance of fishing fleets will take place in Brussels on 14 July 2015. The seminar will review the latest information on the state of fish stocks and of the economic developments of the fleets in the North east Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and in the Mediterranean.
The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partners group of experts (ESIF SD).
Pilot projects to estimate potential and actual escapement of silver eel