The 15th session of the biannual meeting of the FAO Subcommittee on Fish Trade took place in Agadir (Morocco) from 22-25 February 2016. FAO members discussed topics of special significance to the foreign trade of fisheries, including catch document schemes, trade in fisheries services and traceability.
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, today met the heads of Europe's top marine research institutes in a bid to create new momentum in marine and ocean research.
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has launched a public consultation as part of the 2007-2013 ESF (European Social Fund) 2013 ex-post evaluation tο receive feedback from the public on the effectiveness and efficiency of the EFF (European Fisheries Fund) Operational Programmes and their impact.
A seminar organised by the European Commission in Brussels brought together national and European policymakers, scientists, fishing industry representatives and other stakeholders to discuss first experiences with the implementation of the landing obligation. Speakers focused on lessons learnt and next steps.