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17 December 2018 -
17 December 2018
Last week’s annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) adopted an important and binding measure to reduce the risk of entanglement from FADs by 2020. FADs, or “fish aggregating devices”, are floating fishing gear mainly used for tuna fishing. However, they also attract other species, including various kinds of pelagic shark. The new measure to avoid such by-catches was adopted at the proposal of the European Union.
 
21 November 2018 -
21 November 2018
The North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) gathered for its annual meeting in London from 13 to 16 November 2018. During the meeting, the EU and the other contracting parties agreed on a number of conservation and management measures for 2019, covering several fish stocks (including blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring, mackerel, redfish in the Irminger Sea, spurdog and Rockall haddock).
 
22 October 2018 -
22 October 2018
Last Friday, the EU and The Republic of The Gambia signed a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, 22 years after the previous protocol expired. Both parties welcome the start of a new cooperation period in the fisheries sector.
 
15 October 2018 -
15 October 2018
Read the statement of Commissioner Vella following the Agrifish council which dealt with fishing opportunities in the Baltic sea
 
15 October 2018 -
15 October 2018
Last Friday, the EU and Cape Verde agreed to renew the current Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, which expires at the end of the year. The outcome of the negotiations is a balanced deal, profitable to both parties.
 
26 September 2018 -
26 September 2018
The European Union participated in the 40th meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation in Tallinn from 17 to 21 September 2018.
 
14 September 2018 -
14 September 2018
The European Union participates in the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO), taking place in Tallinn, 17 to 21 September 2018.
 
17 July 2018 -
17 July 2018
The Fifth Meeting of the Parties of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) was held from 25-29 June in Phuket, Thailand. Parties, including the European Union, achieved significant progress on many fronts that will strengthen the organisation and help ensure the sustainable use of fish stocks in the South Indian Ocean.
 

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