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The Commission has today repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian herring. The measures imposed at the time will now be lifted as of 20th August 2014.
Study on approaches to management for data-poor stocks in mixed fisheries
The ten Member States that declared having exceeded their fishing quotas in 2013 will face reduced fishing quotas for those stocks in 2014. The European Commission announces these deductions on a yearly basis to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources. Compared to last year, the number of deductions made went down by 22%.

Commissioner Damanaki to discuss EU-Russia cooperation in Moskow

Press release - 27/10/2010

Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki will start a two-day visit to Russia on 28 October.

Her first engagement will be at INTERFISH – an international exhibition on fish and seafood – where she will deliver a key note speech on "Sourcing Sustainable Seafood" before the Business Forum "The future seafood market. Enriching Russian counters with high quality fish products". The event is organised by the Federal Agency for Fisheries of the Russian Federation and Norwegian Seafood Export Council.

Later that day First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov and the head of the Fisheries Agency Andrei Krainy will receive Ms Damanaki to discuss bilateral fisheries issues, including the Memorandum of Understanding between EU and Russia signed in 2008 and the fisheries chapter of the upcoming EU-Russia framework agreement. On 29 October, Commissioner Damanaki is scheduled to meet Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, Minister of Transport Igor Levitin and the head of the Sea and River Transportation Agency Alexander Davydenko. They are expected to talk about the Integrated Maritime Policy in general as well as maritime issues for the Baltic Sea and the Arctic. A press conference will follow. The same issues will be on the agenda at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in the afternoon, when Commissioner Damanaki meets with Deputy-Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko. A series of diplomatic engagements and cultural visits will close the Commissioner's trip.