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19 November 2018 -
19 November 2018
I would like to thank the Austrian Presidency for their work in facilitating a compromise. Today, we have adopted important decisions on deep sea stocks. As you know, these are very vulnerable species that need decades to grow and reproduce. We often have incomplete knowledge about these stocks. But we know one thing for certain: many of these stocks have been overfished for years.
 
16 November 2018 -
16 November 2018
On 15 November, the EU and Guinea Bissau signed a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, a year after the previous protocol expired.
 
12 November 2018 -
12 November 2018
Last week, in London, delegations of the European Union, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Iceland, with the participation of Greenland as observer, reached an agreement on the management measures for 2019 for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring.
 
Deadline: 12 December 2018
The Commission is currently organising a temporary agent selection in the fields of fisheries science, management, control and inspection.
 
7 November 2018 -
7 November 2018
Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where Member States are expected to agree on next year's fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea, the Commission is presenting its proposal for a continued progress towards sustainable fish stocks and viable opportunities for the industry.
 
7 November 2018 -
7 November 2018
Today the Commission presents its proposal ahead of the December Fisheries Council where Member States should agree next year's fishing quotas.
 
31 October 2018 -
31 October 2018
Over 50% of any fish caught or farmed is not consumed directly. In the case of tuna, as much as 70% of the animal ends up as waste or by-product.
 
30 October 2018 -
30 October 2018
The 42nd annual session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) drew to a successful close on October 26th.
 

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