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23 November 2018 -
23 November 2018
Today, on the occasion of the annual conference of the outermost regions, in Gran Canaria, President Juncker has announced that the nine territories can now use State aid to support the renewal of the small-vessel fishing fleet, whilst fishing sustainably.
22 November 2018 -
22 November 2018
Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella is announcing today the Blue Economy call 2018 at a dedicated info day in Brussels.
21 November 2018 -
21 November 2018
The North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) gathered for its annual meeting in London from 13 to 16 November 2018. During the meeting, the EU and the other contracting parties agreed on a number of conservation and management measures for 2019, covering several fish stocks (including blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring, mackerel, redfish in the Irminger Sea, spurdog and Rockall haddock).
20 November 2018 -
20 November 2018
After two years of intensive negotiations, ICCAT (the International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas) finally adopted a management plan for Bluefin tuna, during its annual meeting on 12-19 November 2019.
20 November 2018 -
20 November 2018
Karmenu Vella, the European Commission for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, donates prize money from receiving the prestigious German Ocean Award to Sustainable Ocean Alliance. Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA), an international nonprofit that empowers young innovators to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of the ocean.
19 November 2018 -
19 November 2018
I would like to thank the Austrian Presidency for their work in facilitating a compromise. Today, we have adopted important decisions on deep sea stocks. As you know, these are very vulnerable species that need decades to grow and reproduce. We often have incomplete knowledge about these stocks. But we know one thing for certain: many of these stocks have been overfished for years.
19 November 2018 -
19 November 2018
The seminar, which took place on 15 November in Brussels, was the first opportunity to discuss the implementation and policy messages of the five ongoing Blueprint projects.
16 November 2018 -
16 November 2018
On 15 November, the EU and Guinea Bissau signed a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, a year after the previous protocol expired.

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