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10 February 2017 -
10 February 2017
Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on 6 February. The regulation makes it easier for EU member states to update the fleet register, while giving the Commission the necessary tools to crosscheck the data that member states submit.
9 February 2017 -
9 February 2017
On the 5th - 6th October 2017 the European Union will be hosting the fourth Our Ocean Conference, attended by Heads of State, Government Ministers, and ocean leaders.
2 February 2017 -
2 February 2017
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries issued a statement following the positive vote in the plenary of the European Parliament today on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets:
31 January 2017 -
31 January 2017
Eliminating the wasteful practice of discarding fish at sea is one of the main aims of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, adopted in 2014. This will not only improve sustainability, but also boost data collection, which is essential for scientists to provide reliable advice.
24 January 2017 -
24 January 2017
A new study for the European Commission compiles data and information on fisheries subsidies within six of the world's major fishing countries: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia and the United States.
19 January 2017 -
19 January 2017
The economic performance of the EU fleet improved significantly again in 2014, according to the latest Annual Economic Report. Between 2008 and 2014, the EU fleet moved from a loss-making position in 2008 to registering record-high net profits of €770 million in 2014 – up from €500 million in 2013. Forecasts for 2016 remain positive.
13 January 2017 -
13 January 2017
The majority of Europeans say they eat fish because its healthy. Fish consumption is increasing, with 42% Europeans eating fish/aquaculture products at least once a week at home. This underlines the need to ensure sustainable supply of fish to the EU market.
22 December 2016 -
22 December 2016
Quels États membres sont les principaux producteurs de céréales, de tomates ou de pommes? Quelle quantité de lait de vache est collectée dans les laiteries de l'Union européenne (UE)? Quels États membres produisent le plus de fromage, de beurre ou de crème? Et lesquels produisent le plus de viande de bœuf, de porc ou de volaille? Combien de personnes travaillent dans le secteur agricole dans chaque État membre de l'UE? Comment les prix ont-ils évolué au cours des dernières années? Quelle est l'importance des ressources forestières dans l'UE? Combien de tonnes de poissons ont été capturés et quelle est la production de l'aquaculture?

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