News :: Commissioner Damanaki addresses illegal fishing at London conference
Commissioner Damanaki addresses illegal fishing at London conference
(08/02/2013) European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will be in London on February 11 & 12, 2013.
She will participate as key speaker in the 8th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The Commissioner will present the latest achievements of the EU in tackling illegal fishing. She will have the opportunity to focus on the implementation of the EU Regulation against IUU, with concrete examples, such as the recent notification by the European Commission to certain third countries that they might be listed as non-co-operative in the fight against IUU.
At the conference, Ms Damanaki will also have the opportunity to discuss bilaterally with Mr Richard Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, and Dr Jane Lubchenko, US Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. Their discussions will focus on the benefits of the close EU-USA co-operation so far against IUU fishing as well as on new areas of co-operation. These include cooperation on RFMOs (Regional Fisheries Management Organisations), Integrated Maritime Policy and the EU Atlantic strategy across the ocean especially in the areas of research, observation and mapping.
On 12 February, Commissioner Damanaki meets the Global Oceans' Commission for a discussion on sustainable fisheries.
Atlantic Forum workshop - Cork, Research and innovation, ports and overview of the Action Plan, 4-5 March 2013
The European Commission has been organizing workshops with the Atlantic Member States to ensure awareness of the Atlantic Forum and EU funding processes. The objective of this is to support the Atlantic Action Plan and to assist stakeholders in coming forward with well-prepared projects.
Council endorses the Commission's Arctic Policy
On Thursday 31 January, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union gave its full support to the joint Communication on developing an EU policy for the Arctic adopted in June 2012 by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Commissioner Damanaki speaks at the "Euromaritime" in Paris
Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, will be in Paris tomorrow, Thursday 7 February, to participate in the first edition of the French maritime event, Euromaritime.