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25 September 2015 -
25 September 2015
The European Commission welcomes the decisions during the 37th annual meeting of NAFO (North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, 21-25 September 2015, Halifax, Canada), which contain a strong commitment of its Contracting Parties to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, by adopting Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for a number of stocks taking due account of scientific advice and by taking further measures to improve the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems.
25 September 2015 -
25 September 2015
Today, the United Nations is set to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, setting out a global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals also include a goal to "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources."
23 September 2015 -
23 September 2015
The speeches and presentations are now on-line.
23 September 2015 -
23 September 2015
A vast majority of respondents to a recent EU consultation believes that the EU and other public bodies could play a role in ecolabelling – but views on their required type of involvement are less clear. This is one of the main findings from the European Commission's recent consultation on an EU ecolabel for fisheries and aquaculture products.
22 September 2015 -
22 September 2015
EU funds can be used in various ways to support local maritime projects, participants at an EU conference in Brussels discovered today.
9 September 2015 -
9 September 2015
After the positive vote of the plenary session of the European Parliament today of the protocols to the bilateral Fisheries Partnership Agreements between the EU and Madagascar, the EU and Cape Verde and the EU and Guinea Bissau, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said:
3 September 2015 -
3 September 2015
What can EU funding do to foster jobs and growth in the maritime economy? Register now for our "Blue Invest" conference to find out!
2 September 2015 -
2 September 2015
The European Commission today tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2016.

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