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8 November 2016 -
8 November 2016
The Ocean Energy Forum handed over to Commissioner Vella the results of 18 months of work on the future of ocean energy in Europe: its strategic roadmap "Building Ocean Energy for Europe".
7 November 2016 -
7 November 2016
Tomorrow the Ocean Energy Forum will release a report that charts a path to 10% of Europe's energy needs being met by tidal and wave energy.
4 November 2016 -
4 November 2016
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella participated in the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Sea-Fisheries (SSDC-F). The Committee consists of representatives from the European Transport Workers Federation (employees) and Europêche and Cogeca (employers).
28 October 2016 -
28 October 2016
The Baltic Sea is a hotbed for maritime innovation and activities. It provides a huge potential for enhancing the blue economy and boosting the region’s competitiveness. Cooperation at sea-basin level has an essential role to play in building on this potential.
28 October 2016 -
28 October 2016
Today, after 5 years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic.
27 October 2016 -
27 October 2016
In preparation for the December Fisheries Council, where Member States will negotiate fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2017, the Commission is presenting its proposal for healthy and sustainable stocks.
26 October 2016 -
26 October 2016
A high-level conference on cooperation on Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture took place in Bucharest on 24-25 October.
25 October 2016 -
25 October 2016
The conclusions from the First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic are now available online

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