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23 September 2015 -
23 September 2015
A vast majority of respondents to a recent EU consultation believes that the EU and other public bodies could play a role in ecolabelling – but views on their required type of involvement are less clear. This is one of the main findings from the European Commission's recent consultation on an EU ecolabel for fisheries and aquaculture products.
21 September 2015
Short animated video about the importance of fisheries for food security, health and growth in developing countries, highlighting the commitment of the EU with 3rd countries to help promote sustainable management of seafood resources and inclusive opportunities for trade and growth.
22 September 2015 -
22 September 2015
EU funds can be used in various ways to support local maritime projects, participants at an EU conference in Brussels discovered today.
21 September 2015 -
21 September 2015
Commissioner Karmenu Vella outlined his Ocean Governance plans at European Union Committee of the Regions today. Central to his message was the need for sustainable blue growth. Maritime regions can benefit significantly from advances in ocean energy and litter clean-up projects, ocean surveillance programmes and other blue growth initiatives, the Commissioner said.
21 September 2015 -
21 September 2015
Nearly all scientists and engineers involved in analysing our seas and oceans agree on the need for a more coordinated approach to observing and surveying the ocean.
17 September 2015 -
17 September 2015
On his latest stop on the listening tour on international ocean governance, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella visited Tromsø, Norway, following an invitation by Norwegian Fisheries Minister Elisabeth Aspaker.
10 September 2015 -
10 September 2015
"We would like to put on record a sincere thanks to the European Parliament and in particular Mr João Ferreira and the Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, for this very extensive and welcome report on the potential of research and innovation in the Blue Economy to create jobs and growth, which also takes account of the opinions of the Committees on Fisheries and on Employment.

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