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How was sea bass managed in the EU until now? What does the common approach consist of? What will be proposed under the third part of this package? Sea bass landings are increasing from year to year, what will the Commission do to tackle this? Why are recreational anglers covered by the measures, when the commercial sector catches the lion share of sea bass? What about the longer term? What happens in January 2016, during the next spawning season of sea bass? What is the potential economic impact of a further decline of seabass?
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Today the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on the multiannual Baltic Plan, a management plan adopted by the European Commission in 2014 which establishes targets and conservation reference points for stocks and promotes regionalised decision making for fisheries in the Baltic.

Moving fisheries and maritime policy forward: Commissioner Damanaki visits Germany

Press release - 2/09/2010

European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki arrives in Germany today for a series of engagements in Berlin and Hamburg. The Commissioner will be meeting ministers, parliamentarians and stakeholders to discuss a range of issues, including the present and future shape of fisheries and maritime policy in Europe.

Commissioner Damanaki's will begin her visit to Germany with meetings in Berlin. She will first be holding talks on fisheries issues with Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner, before she goes on to meet Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development Peter Ramsauer to discuss maritime policy. Maritime issues will also be at the forefront of the Commissioner's other meeting on Friday with a group of NGOs.

On Monday Commissioner Damanaki will be in Hamburg. She will first attend a joint meeting with members of the Hamburg Senate and maritime stakeholders. This meeting will chiefly be an opportunity for an exchange of views on progress in integrated maritime policy-making, best practice and success stories in the maritime community. Commissioner Damanaki will then move on for talks with Hamburg Senator for Economics and Labour Affairs at the town hall. This will be followed by a working lunch at the invitation of the Hamburg Senate. Commissioner Damanaki will round off her visit to Germany with an address at the opening ceremony of the Global Maritime Environmental Congress. In her speech the Commissioner will focus on the ways in which the European Union's Integrated Maritime Policy can act as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in the EU maritime industry.