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Since 14 September 2014, eight shark and ray species have received extra protection from unsustainable trade. They have been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and now have to be accompanied by export or import permits issued by EU countries when they enter or leave the EU market.
On 26 September, the European Commission organises a seminar where scientists and experts will discuss the state of European fish stocks and the economics of fishing fleets around the EU.
Interested candidates are invited to send an application to the Commission by 15 December 2014.

Statement by Ms. Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, on Coreper meeting of today on the mandate for bluefin tuna ahead

Press release - 17/11/2010

The Council has reached a decision on the Bluefin Tuna mandate for the upcoming ICCAT meeting in Paris, which is not based on the Commission's proposal.

Nevertheless, the Commission will respect its obligations as the negotiator on behalf of the European Union.

Beyond the forthcoming meeting in the framework of ICCAT, we will continue to follow very closely the situation of this sensitive stock, and we will continue to focus our efforts on control and compliance issues.