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17 June 2015 -
17 June 2015
The European Commission has launched a study to assess how best to promote and support networks between education and training organisations in the Mediterranean sea basin.
15 June 2015 -
15 June 2015
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Luxembourg on 16 June 2015.
11 June 2015 -
11 June 2015
Commissioner Vella is pleased to extend an open invitation to a public seminar on the state of fish stocks and the economic performance of fishing fleets on 14 July 2015 in Brussels. The seminar will review the latest information on the state of fish stocks and of the economic developments of the fleets in the Northeast Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and in the Mediterranean. Commissioner Vella is expected to attend the opening session.
10 June 2015 -
10 June 2015
The Bluefin Tuna purse seine season, lasting from 26 May to 24 June 2015, has come to an early end for the 99% of the European purse-seiners. Thus, the EU Member States involved in this fishing activity have called back to ports the purse seiners since their quotas have been exhausted. Fishing activities are still performed by Croatian small scale vessels, which continue to fish only in Adriatic but are expected to end soon.
8 June 2015 -
8 June 2015
The 32nd North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) Annual Meeting, held in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Canada (2-5 June 2015), led to the adoption of new regulatory measures for salmon fisheries in Faroese waters and at West Greenland.
5 June 2015 -
5 June 2015
The European Union and the Republic of Liberia signed a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement as well as an associated Protocol which will reinforce cooperation between the two parties, especially in their fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and help the development of the fishing sector of Liberia. The new Partnership Agreement is expected to contribute to Liberia's recovery after the Ebola crisis and is a sign of the EU's confidence in Liberia's economy.
5 June 2015 -
5 June 2015
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean has adopted at its annual session (25-29 May, Milan), a set of recommendations based on proposals made by the European Union. The recommendations are key to improving the sustainable management of fisheries for shared stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
4 June 2015 -
4 June 2015
The European Commission launched today a public consultation, to collect views on how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth.

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