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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.
7 July 2015 -
7 July 2015
The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds' partners group of experts (ESIF SD).
7 July 2015 -
7 July 2015
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, will be visiting Ireland on Thursday and Friday this week.
7 July 2015 -
7 July 2015
The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) has, at the initiative of the EU, adopted a breakthrough retention ban on mantas. The ban was agreed at the IATTC annual meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 29 June to 3 July. IATTC members also agreed to establish a marking scheme for fish aggregating devices (FADs), and to strengthen current measures against illegal fishing.

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