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4 March 2019 -
4 March 2019
On 19 March, the European Parliament and the European Commission organise a high-level conference on oceans: Future of the blue planet. Speakers include top representatives of leading NGOs, business, academia and government. The event will also display several EU projects that all play a unique role in protection and sustainable management of our ocean. All stakeholders and citizens interested in ocean policy are invited!
 
Deadline: 14 June 2019
On 1 March, the European Commission has launched a tender for a service contract to create the European Ocean Alliance or ‘EU4Oceans’. EU4Oceans will become the platform for all European groups and organisations active in ocean preservation and ocean literacy.
 
6 March 2019
On 6 March, the European Parliament Intergroup SEARICA with the support of the European Commission organise a conference on the economic benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs).
 
16 January 2019 -
16 January 2019
23% of worldwide catches, that is, 30 million tons of fish are thrown overboard every year. In most cases, the fish don't survive. A wasteful practice that needs to stop and will stop in Europe.
 
3 January 2019 -
3 January 2019
The 2018 Economic report of the EU Aquaculture Sector shows a strong and growing sector. In 2016, the EU aquaculture sector has produced and sold 1.4 million tonnes of seafood, worth almost €5 billion. Profits of the sector have doubled between 2014 and 2016. Employment figures demonstrate that aquaculture firms are providing more and more stable employment opportunities.
 
Deadline: To be announced
The European Commission is bringing its successful Blue Invest events to the Mediterranean with a brand-new conference on 24 January 2019 in Malta. Interested in participating and pitching your project? Apply until 21 November 2018!
 
4 October 2018 -
4 October 2018
Meeting on 3 October in Algiers, the governing body of the Western Mediterranean Initiative has launched a €1.4 million assistance mechanism set up by the European Commission.
 
3 October 2018 -
3 October 2018
What is the Arctic region? While various definitions for the Arctic exist, we consider the notion “Arctic region” to cover the area around the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle (latitude 66 degrees, 32 minutes North).
 

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