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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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Advertising fish products from the EU in the rest of the world has never been easier. Beside the promotional measures contemplated by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, new funds are being released to producer organisations, trade organisations and public bodies to sponsor their products and disseminate information abroad on the goodness of European fisheries products, both wild and farmed. Campaigns need to include at least another European food product, and products will feature the label: Enjoy, it's from Europe". Calls to be launched early in 2016.
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) aim to create a partnership to promote sustainable fisheries, based on the best available scientific advice. In this context a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of highly qualified scientific experts needs to be established under the EU-Mauritania SFPA in order to ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific advice available.
The Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for 2016 for the Black Sea.

Wild species

Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)

Anchovy © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Anchovy is a short-lived fish, generally living less then three years. It is to be found migrating through coastal waters in large shoals. More

Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

Bluefin tuna © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Northern bluefin tuna is found throughout the Atlantic Ocean, as well as in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. It is a warm-blooded fish which can live for up to 40 years. More

Cod (Gadus morhua)

Cod © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Cod is a cold water fish, which can be found on continental shelves and in coastal waters throughout the north Atlantic. Cod reach sexual maturity at between three and five years, and can live up to 25 years. More

Eel (Anguilla anguilla)

Eel © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
European eel is a 'catadromous' fish – that is, it spawns and is born at sea, and then migrates into inland waters to eat and grow. In the course of its life, it travels many thousands of miles, and passes through a number of very different stages, marked by changes in their colour. More

Hake (Merluccius merluccius)

Hake © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Hake is one of the most important demersal fish stocks in European waters, and is commonly caught in mixed fisheries throughout the North East Atlantic, along with cod, haddock and whiting. More

Herring (Clupea harengus)

Herring © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
The Atlantic herring is an oily fish found in the open sea throughout the North Atlantic. They congregate in large shoals called schools which can contain hundreds of thousands of fish – or more. More

Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)

Norway lobster © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Norway lobster is found throughout the Atlantic waters of the EU, from the Azores to the North Sea. It is not commonly found in the Mediterranean, though it is fished in the Adriatic. More


Sole and plaice (Solea solea and Pleuronectes platessa)

Sole and plaice © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book
Sole and plaice are flatfish which live in shallow water on or close to the sea floor, where they burrow into sandy or muddy bottoms. They feed on small bottom-dwelling invertebrates, including worms and crustaceans. More