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28 July 2015
28 July 2015
The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Slovenian maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors worth €32.6m, including almost €25m of EU funds, for the period 2014-2020.
 
23 July 2015
23 July 2015
The EU has been criticised recently for imposing a minimum size for fishing clams in the Mediterranean. Italian press reports that these rules limit the ability to enjoy the traditional dish of spaghetti with clams.
 
16 July 2015
16 July 2015
The Commission has today adopted a proposal for a Council Regulation establishing autonomous tariff quotas (ATQs) for certain fishery products for the period 2016-2018. The proposal, to be adopted by the Council, will ensure that the current Regulation N°1220/2012, due to expire on 31 December 2015, is renewed for three years, thereby avoiding any disruption in the supply of the processing industry.
 
15 July 2015
15 July 2015
Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans today to help Greece maximise its use of EU funds. As mandated by the Euro Summit on 12/13 July, this will help mobilise more than €35 billion up to 2020 to support the Greek economy, provided that the conditions agreed upon by the Euro Summit will be met.
 
14 July 2015
14 July 2015
The recovery of fish stocks in many EU waters has seen 'significant progress' over the past year, with a majority of stocks in the Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic on track for long-term sustainability, Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said in Brussels today.
 
13 July 2015
13 July 2015
"It is our deep conviction that Europe must make better use of the extraordinary potential of our seas and coasts for economic development, for the improvement of our environment and for the well-being of our European citizens. Yet we also believe that this is not enough. Yes, we in Europe should take the lead in making our maritime economies more sustainable. But it is not just up to us. Ensuring healthy oceans for our future is a shared responsibility. Our oceans are a global resource. And global challenges need global answers."
 
10 July 2015
10 July 2015
The European Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have concluded a deal that will allow EU fishermen to fish in Mauritanian waters for four years. EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella said: "Signing the EU's largest fisheries partnership agreement with Mauritania brings twofold benefits: To our fishermen, it means certainty and good fishing opportunities at value for money for the next four years. For the region as a whole, it contributes to stability and the sustainable management of fisheries resources".
 
8 July 2015
8 July 2015
The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Cypriot maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The roughly €53m available for the period 2014-2020 include more than €39m of EU funds.
 
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