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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.
 
Deadline: 8 March 2019
This public consultation is part of the evaluation of the eel regulation.
 
14 December 2018 -
14 December 2018
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella will present the Commission's proposals for 2019 fishing opportunities for the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 17-18 December in Brussels.
 
7 December 2018 -
7 December 2018
Representatives of the European Commission (DG MARE), EU Member States, European Parliament, Council of the European Union, Advisory Councils and other EU stakeholders participated in the Workshop of Digital Tools for Small-Scale Fisheries (Brussels, 4-5 December), organised in the context of the Expert Group on Fisheries Control.
 
Deadline: 14 January 2019
The NAFO internship program is currently accepting applications for 2019.
 
30 November 2018 -
30 November 2018
Meeting in Bergen (Norway) on 29 November, the three most important Coastal States have agreed to set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for 2019 at 653,438 tonnes. This represents a 20% reduction compared to 2018. It was also agreed to extend the current trilateral sharing arrangement for another two years, possibly three, if required. Other Coastal States were not able to join the agreement at this stage.
 
30 November 2018 -
30 November 2018
Representatives of the European Commission (DG MARE), EU Member States, European Parliament, Council of the EU, Advisory Councils and other EU stakeholders will take part in the Workshop of Digital Tools for Small-Scale Fisheries (Brussels, 4-5 December). The aim of this meeting is to share knowledge, solutions, current trends and developments on new monitoring and control tools for small-scale vessels.
 
30 November 2018 -
30 November 2018
EUMOFA's annual report offers a comprehensive analysis at EU-level of all market dimensions of fisheries and aquaculture products.
 

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