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5 May 2015 -
5 May 2015
A new video that illustrates the key role of science in contributing to the so called 'Blue Growth', the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
4 May 2015 -
4 May 2015
The 19th meeting of the IOTC was held in Busan, Korea, from 24 April to 1 May 2015. The IOTC adopted six EU proposals (stand alone or co-sponsored), including improved reporting requirements, a reinsertion of the expired IOTC capacity management framework and a conservation measure on billfish with clear indications of depletion or overfishing (striped marlin, black marlin and blue marlin).
28 April 2015 -
28 April 2015
Today the European Parliament gave support to a legislative proposal that paves the way for effective and consistent implementation of the landing obligation under the new Common Fisheries Policy. With the vote, the Parliament has endorsed the political agreement reached earlier, in negotiations between the Parliament and the Council on the Commission proposal for a so-called Omnibus Regulation.
28 April 2015 -
28 April 2015
The European Commission welcomes the positive vote of the plenary of European Parliament on the multiannual Baltic Plan, a long-term management plan which establishes targets and conservation reference points for cod, sprat and herring stocks.
21 - 23 April 2015
Seafood Expo Global 2015
Brussels, Belgium
On Tuesday, 21st of April, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, will hold a debate on how the European Union’s rules and tools in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, control, traceability and labelling can contribute towards better fisheries governance globally.

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