In the fall of 2012, the European Commission commissioned a study on the socio-economic dimensions in EU fisheries. The study, produced by MRAG, has now been finalised and examines the local processes of development and diversification and the role of fisheries in coastal communities through the collection of primary data at local level.
"I was only able to swim five or ten metres or so, and even then the wind and swell were washing me away from the shore. The boat went down so quickly, and I was so relieved to find the lifejacket doing exactly what I was told it would do".
The Member States around the Baltic Sea basin have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding underlining their joint commitment to making the best use of the possibilities presented by the new CFP's promotion of regionalisation.
The European Commission has expressed its satisfaction at the outcome of the 10th Annual Commission meeting of the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) held in Namibia on December 9th-13th.