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2 February 2018 -
2 February 2018
After more than a decade of stagnation, EU aquaculture is finally showing signs of recovery. With 4% growth in volume and 8% in value between 2014 and 2015, and profits exceeding 400 million euro, the sector is generating more value than ever before.
26 January 2018 -
26 January 2018
Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Mirko Šarović has signed the Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration, a multilateral strategy, proposed by the European Union, for safeguarding the future of the Mediterranean fishermen and coastal communities.
26 January 2018 -
26 January 2018
The Commission has decided to issue a reasoned opinion to Portugal on account of non-respect of the exclusive internal and external EU's competence for the conservation of marine biological resources.
24 January 2018 -
24 January 2018
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has recently issued a recommendation regarding a multiannual management plan for turbot in the Black Sea (GFCM/41/2017/4).
16 January 2018 -
16 January 2018
The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.
8 January 2018 -
8 January 2018
The European Commission has adopted a recommendation that aims at obtaining authorisation from the Council to open negotiations for the conclusion of a new fisheries protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco. The current, 4-year protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco will expire on 14 July 2018.
8 January 2018 -
8 January 2018
Aujourd'hui la Commission a adopté une recommandation visant à obtenir l'autorisation du Conseil pour négocier un nouveau protocole de pêche entre l'Union Européenne et le Royaume du Maroc. L'actuel protocole relatif à l'accord de pêche, conclu pour une durée de 4 ans, arrivera à échéance le 14 juillet 2018.
19 December 2017 -
19 December 2017
Since 1 December, the inspection vessel 'AEGIS I' has been patrolling in the Adriatic Sea as part of a joint deployment plan for the Mediterranean. The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is collaborating with Greece, Italy and Croatia who will have inspectors on board the vessel.

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