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A United, Open and Stronger Europe – European Commission "2010-2014 Record of Achievement"
(05/05/2014) The European Commission has published a snapshot of some of the main achievements that it has delivered for citizens and businesses across Europe over the last five years.
In fisheries, the past five years have been crucial. During this time we have helped triple the number of healthy fish stocks in Europe while at the same time putting in place a historic reform of the Common Fisheries Policy which came into effect as of 2014. The core of this policy is sustainability and ensuring that we have more fish in the sea and on our plate, while guaranteeing more income for our fishermen and fish farmers. Also, we have now turned our seas and our blue economy into a source of growth and prosperity.
Blue Economy Innovation: examples of EU marine research
The European Commission today set out proposals to support "Innovation in the Blue Economy" (see IP/14/536) by creating an information platform on marine research in the European Union, sharing already available data and completing a detailed sea-bed map of European waters by 2020, among other measures.
Questions and Answers about fish farming in the EU
One of the world's fastest growing food sectors, aquaculture accounts for about half of the fish eaten worldwide every year.
Farmed in the EU – Commissioner Damanaki backs Europe's fish farmers at Seafood Expo Global 2014
Fish farming is healthy and can help tackle overfishing and protect wild fish stocks. That is the message to be delivered today by European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, at a specially organised event at the Seafood Expo Global held in Brussels.