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Intervention by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) conference in Anchorage, USA
EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, has travelled to Alaska this week, highlighting the strategic importance of the Arctic region as the Arctic Ocean becomes increasingly "ice-free" and accessible.

From net to plate: making control work for Europe's fisheries

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On 14 November 2008 the European Commission agreed on a proposal for a regulation setting out a new approach to controlling the EU’s fisheries’ activities. The aim of the reform is to reverse the current tendency within the sector of fishermen not complying with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy. This failure to comply with the law is a serious problem, because these rules have been put in place to guarantee the sustainable use of our fisheries.