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1 October 2015 -
1 October 2015
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, has intensified dialogue with international maritime stakeholders on how to improve ocean governance globally. To take advantage of the opportunities offered by this global outreach, the Ocean governance consultation period ends on 15th of October.
30 September 2015 -
30 September 2015
In the frame of the European Year of Development 2015, October is dedicated to Food Security issues. See the short animated video about the co-operation of EU with developing countries in fisheries for the sustainable management of seafood resources that enhances food security and offers opportunities for trade and growth.
28 September 2015 -
28 September 2015
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, is in Washington this week to convey the EU's commitment to sustainable development.
25 September 2015 -
25 September 2015
The European Commission welcomes the decisions during the 37th annual meeting of NAFO (North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, 21-25 September 2015, Halifax, Canada), which contain a strong commitment of its Contracting Parties to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, by adopting Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for a number of stocks taking due account of scientific advice and by taking further measures to improve the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems.
25 September 2015 -
25 September 2015
Today, the United Nations is set to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, setting out a global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals also include a goal to "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources."
24 September 2015 -
24 September 2015
The European Commission is organising a conference on maritime spatial planning (MSP) as a tool to address challenges and develop opportunities in maritime economic activities and environmental protection, in the context of growing and competing uses of marine space.
23 September 2015 -
23 September 2015
The speeches and presentations are now on-line.

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