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13 July 2016 -
13 July 2016
The Commission has proposed to lift the "red card" and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant improvements to its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
13 July 2016 -
13 July 2016
On July 15, in a seminar on the status of European fish stocks and on the economic situation of European fishing fleets, the Commission will be hearing the views of the fishing sector, scientific organisations, NGOs, national administrations and other members of the public, i.e. all those concerned with the EU's fisheries legislation.
13 July 2016 -
13 July 2016
The European Commission has adopted new, simpler rules for data collection in the fisheries sector for the period 2017-2020, making it easier for fishermen and Member States to comply with EU rules.
12 July 2016 -
12 July 2016
Fisheries in the South Indian Ocean are set to become more sustainable after members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) adopted a series of conservation measures in La Reunion last week. The measures reflect the European Union's push for better managed fisheries resources in the region.
11 July 2016 -
11 July 2016
The European Union continues to push for sound stewardship of Arctic waters, participating last week in the second round of international talks that aim to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas. The meeting took place between 6 and 8 July in Iqaluit, Province of Nunavut, Canada.
8 July 2016 -
8 July 2016
On Friday 8 July Commissioner Vella will be in Ostend for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the Flanders' Department for Economy, Science and Innovation. The Commission and the Flanders's authorities agreed to host the Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network, or EMODNet, in Ostend.
6 July 2016 -
6 July 2016
The European Commission welcomes the decisive action taken by EU legislators on coastguard cooperation and maritime border control.

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