At its annual meeting, held from 2-6 February in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted a series of important conservation and enforcement measures demonstrating its commitment to sustainable fisheries in the region.
The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, with the assistance of the FARNET Support Unit, is organising a high level conference on the results of Axis 4 of the EFF and the future of Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) in coastal communities.
A stakeholder conference organised by the European Commission and hosted by Bulgaria will offer a forum to the maritime practitioners, business and public administrations in the Black Sea to exchange views on how to employ innovation and human capacities to enhance the blue economy of the region.
Draft programme and registration are now available
On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), launched fi-compass, a new advisory service on financial instruments for the European Structural and Investment Funds.
The Commission adopted in May 2014 a "Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region". It calls for a stakeholder-driven, cross-Baltic approach to innovation, sustainability, skills and qualifications.