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The 19th meeting of the IOTC was held in Busan, Korea, from 24 April to 1 May 2015. The IOTC adopted six EU proposals (stand alone or co-sponsored), including improved reporting requirements, a reinsertion of the expired IOTC capacity management framework and a conservation measure on billfish with clear indications of depletion or overfishing (striped marlin, black marlin and blue marlin).
The European Commission welcomes the positive vote of the plenary of European Parliament on the multiannual Baltic Plan, a long-term management plan which establishes targets and conservation reference points for cod, sprat and herring stocks.
Today the European Parliament gave support to a legislative proposal that paves the way for effective and consistent implementation of the landing obligation under the new Common Fisheries Policy. With the vote, the Parliament has endorsed the political agreement reached earlier, in negotiations between the Parliament and the Council on the Commission proposal for a so-called Omnibus Regulation.

Aquaculture - opportunities for development

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As a sector, aquaculture now makes an essential contribution to nutrition globally. It is also a growth sector, since fishing, no matter how productive, cannot meet the demand for fish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae, due to the limited natural productivity of the aquatic environment. Despite this favourable context, European aquaculture is not benefiting from this global upsurge. Therefore, on the 8th of April 2009, the European Commission adopted a strategy aimed at identifying the problems faced by European aquaculture and at putting a framework in place to promote sustainable development in the sector.