First sales in Europe – overall in 2016, the revenues of EU fisheries were higher, albeit with lower volumes of fish landed. In 2016, the top species were: Norway lobster, sole, herring, mackerel, monk, scallop, hake and cod.
During the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting in Madrid from 20 to 22 February, agreement was reached among ICCAT Contracting Parties on the allocation of fishing quotas for Mediterranean Swordfish as part of an agreement under the recovery plan for this species put forward by the European Commission and adopted by ICCAT last year.
Today, Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Karmenu Vella presented to Ministers at the AGRIFISH Council the Adriatic Sea multi-annual plan for small pelagic fisheries, namely for anchovy and sardines.
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, and Administrator Hong Wang of the Chinese State Oceanic Administration took part in the third EU-China High Level Dialogue on Ocean Affairs today.