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8 August 2013
8 August 2013
The European Commission has today announced deductions from 2013 fishing quotas for those Member States that declared having exceeded their quotas in 2012.
 
31 July 2013
31 July 2013
The Commission confirms that the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture has today provided a favourable opinion backing a proposal of the European Commission for a Regulation adopting trade measures with regard to the Faroe Islands.
 
29 July 2013
29 July 2013
The first round of discussions for the negotiation of a Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a Fisheries Protocol was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 23-26 July 2013.
 
24 July 2013
24 July 2013

The protocol is consistent with the reform of the external dimension of the EU Common Fisheries Policy by placing a strong emphasis on scientific advice, economic profitability, good governance and respect of international law. Sustainability is ensured by restricting fishing activity to the surplus resources in all fisheries whilst 14m EUR – of a total envelope of 40m EUR, is earmarked to support the fisheries sector in the country.

 
17 July 2013
17 July 2013
Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki expressed her big disappointment that the Special meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Bremerhaven, Germany, was unable to reach an agreement on the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs).
 
17 July 2013
17 July 2013
The European Commission has adopted an updated list of vessels that cannot land or sell their fish in the EU as they have been identified as taking part in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). The list comprises vessels included in the IUU lists adopted by regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs) around the world.
 
17 July 2013
17 July 2013
The Council of Agriculture and Fisheries has backed new criteria for fisheries fund allocations. The new system will support compliance with the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and in particular with the objective of increased sustainability. EMFF will be used to co-finance projects alongside national funding streams. The European Commission has welcomed the general approach agreed on July 15, 2013, by the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) running from 2014-2020.
 
12 July 2013
12 July 2013
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of July 2013 will take place in Brussels on 15th July 2013. It will be the first Council under the presidency of Mr Vigilijus Jukna, Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture.
 
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