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22 May 2017 -
22 May 2017
Save the date: 12-13 October 2017 - Tallin, Estonia
 
15 May 2017 -
15 May 2017
On Sunday 14 May, hundreds of EU staff and their families gathered in Ostend, on the Belgian coast, for the first major beach clean-up organised by the European Commission to raise awareness about marine litter ahead of the international Our Ocean conference in October. EU embassies around the world will host similar events during 2017, while actions also took place yesterday in Tanzania, Mauritania, Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Italy.
 
10 May 2017 -
10 May 2017
EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will be at the Council in Brussels on Thursday 11 May to discuss with European Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers the proposal on the conservation of fishery resources and the protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures.
 
10 May 2017 -
10 May 2017
The European Commission has adopted an action plan setting out how Estonia can overcome identified shortcomings in its fisheries control system, following an audit programme on data management and control system in Estonian in 2015 and 2016.
 
5 May 2017 -
5 May 2017
Marine pollution is one of the key topics of the Our Ocean Conference. Every year millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean. It is estimated that by 2050 our seas could contain more plastic than fish. Aquaria are ideal partners to showcase this growing problem and to engage thousands of people, by presenting practical solutions.
 
4 May 2017 -
4 May 2017
The European Commission has adopted two action plans setting out how Belgium and Germany can overcome identified shortcomings in their fisheries control systems, following audit programmes on data management and control system held respectively in 2014 and 2015, and in 2015 and 2016. The measures and timeline of implementation were agreed together with the authorities of each Member State, in line with the procedure set out in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 on fisheries control.
 
28 April 2017 -
28 April 2017
A new Protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Mauritius has been signed in Port-Louis on 26 April, It sets the conditions to allow EU tuna fishing vessels to fish in Mauritius waters for a period of 4 years, in a transparent and regulated environment.
 
28 April 2017 -
28 April 2017
At the opening day of the Seafood Expo in Brussels (25-27 April) – the world 's largest seafood industry event – the European Commission hosted a debate on how to integrate consumer habits, demands and expectations into the supply chain and policy-making.
 

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