The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) today elected its Chair for the next two-year term. ICCAT Contracting Parties unanimously supported the appointment of Mr Stefaan Depypere, Head of the EU Delegation to ICCAT and Director in the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission.
The 7th edition of the European Maritime Day Conference (EMD) which will be held in Bremen (Germany) on 19 and 20 May 2014, has been launched officially in a stakeholders meeting in Brussels on November 21, 2013. The meeting was hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union.
Speech by Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Cape Town, South Africa
FARNET, the European Fisheries Areas Network, recently produced a new leaflet outlining the multiple opportunities for fisheries communities to use the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) funds under Axis 4 for the sustainable development of fisheries areas.
Delegations from the European Union (EU) and the Seychelles have today successfully initialled a Fishery Access Agreement at a meeting in Victoria, Seychelles, which will allow Seychelles flagged vessels to continue fishing operations in the waters of Mayotte. These waters will become EU waters when Mayotte becomes an outermost region of the EU on 1 January 2014.