At its annual meeting, held from 2-6 February in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted a series of important conservation and enforcement measures demonstrating its commitment to sustainable fisheries in the region.
On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), launched fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds.
The European Commission has announced measures to avert the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. Immediately effective emergency measures will place a ban on targeting the fish stock by trawling while it is reproducing, during the spawning season, which runs until the end of April. This will be complemented by further measures to ensure that all those who fish sea bass make a balanced and fair contribution to saving the stock.
The Commission delegated regulation on the implementation of the EU's international obligations under the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries came into effect on 24 January.
The European Commission has announced a package of measures aimed at averting the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. In the first instance emergency measures will be implemented to ban pelagic trawling of sea bass during spawning season which runs until the end of April.
The Commission is looking for experts to be appointed in a personal capacity to provide advice on fi-compass , the advisory platform for financial instruments under the ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) and EaSI (Employment and Social Innovation) microfinance.
Deadline: 30 January 2015