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8 July 2016 -
8 July 2016
On Friday 8 July Commissioner Vella will be in Ostend for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the Flanders' Department for Economy, Science and Innovation. The Commission and the Flanders's authorities agreed to host the Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network, or EMODNet, in Ostend.
 
6 July 2016 -
6 July 2016
The European Commission welcomes the decisive action taken by EU legislators on coastguard cooperation and maritime border control.
 
4 July 2016 -
4 July 2016
The Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) ended on 1st July in La Jolla, California. While no measures were adopted for the management of Tropical Tuna and for the conservation of Bluefin Tuna, good progress was made on shark conservation and on Fishing Aggregating Devices (FADs) management.
 
1 July 2016 -
1 July 2016
On 29 June 2016 the Council of Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament reached a political agreement to amend the rules currently in force for cod stocks (a long-term plan, also known as the cod recovery plan, which has been in force since 2008).
 
 
30 June 2016 -
30 June 2016
The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission today reached an agreement on how to better protect deep-sea fish, sponges and corals while maintaining the viability of the European fishing industry. The agreement brings the EU rules on deep-sea fisheries, which date back to 2003, in line with the sustainability targets enshrined in the EU's reformed Common Fisheries Policy.
 
 
29 June 2016 -
29 June 2016
The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by representatives from 28 member countries, including the European Commission for the European Union, as well as observers from sub-regional fisheries organisations, cooperation agencies and civil society.
 

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