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14 March 2012 -
14 March 2012
Following the Cohesion Policy proposals of 6th October, and in order to help Member States with their preparations for the next programming period the Commission has today presented the "Common ...
 
9 March 2012 -
9 March 2012
Today, the European Commission has adopted the detailed rules for deduction of fishing quotas of Member states who have overfished their quotas.
 
23 February 2012 -
23 February 2012
The European Union and Mauritius initialed today a new Fishery Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Protocol.
 
23 February 2012 -
23 February 2012
What did the catch composition rules intend to achieve? The catch composition rules were put in place in 2009 to reduce fishing mortality by preventing a targeted fishery for cod, haddock, and whiting. The catches of all three stocks had substantially reduced, and they were considered to have collapsed. The rules were to allow for stocks to recover, but only the haddock stock has improved since.
 
23 February 2012 -
23 February 2012
The European Commission today used emergency powers, under Article 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 to reduce and avoid excessive discarding of haddock in the West of Scotland.
 
16 February 2012 -
16 February 2012
Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, on behalf of the European Union, and Lisbehth Berg-Hansen, Minister of Fisheries, on behalf of Norway, have expressed their disappointment and grave concern following the inconclusive outcome of the meeting on mackerel fishery in the North-East Atlantic, held in Reykjavik from 14 to 16 February 2012 between the EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands (the so-called coastal states).
 
13 February 2012 -
13 February 2012
The European Union and Guinea Bissau agreed today on a new Protocol to implement the EU/Guinea Bissau Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
 
7 February 2012 -
7 February 2012
The European Commission is generally satisfied with the outcome of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) Third Preparatory Conference, which just ended in Santiago, Chile.
 

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