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12 October 2015
12 October 2015
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is making his first official visit to China this week. The visit is an opportunity to facilitate further the EU's cooperation with China and allow for the development of cooperation in environmental, maritime and fisheries policy.
 
12 October 2015
12 October 2015
Today the Commission adopted two plans to reduce the wasteful practice of discarding – throwing overboard unwanted fish – in the north western and south western waters of the Atlantic. These discard plans concern demersal fisheries, i.e. fish that feed on or near the sea bottom, and are temporary measures to phase out discarding and gradually put in place the landing obligation, a key component of the EU's reformed Common Fisheries Policy.
 
9 October 2015
9 October 2015
Commissioner Karmenu Vella has travelled to Europe's biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain, this week to mark two important anniversaries on the fisheries calendar: the tenth anniversary of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Mr Vella used his visit to recognise both organisations' achievements in promoting and enforcing sustainable fisheries.
 
8 October 2015
8 October 2015
The European Commission is promoting a structured dialogue on cruise tourism to enhance synergies in the sector, as announced in its Communication "A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism". The dialogue targets best practice sharing in innovation, competitiveness and sustainability strategies.
 
6 October 2015
6 October 2015
Baltic Sea stakeholders and authorities met today to discuss how to foster blue growth and develop an innovative and sustainable maritime economy in the region. The ultimate aim: developing a master plan for blue growth in the Baltic.
 
6 October 2015
The European Commission is organising a conference on Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea, in partnership with the Maritime Development Center of Europe, the Danish Maritime Authority and the Baltic Development Forum, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 6 October 2015.
 
5 October 2015
5 October 2015
Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, today announced a set of actions that will include a major political initiative on international ocean governance next year. Based on a wide public consultation and listening tour, this initiative reaffirms the European Commission's commitment to better international ocean governance and will strengthen the EU’s external action in this regard.
 
1 October 2015
A new infographic is on-line
 
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