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19 October 2012 -
19 October 2012
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of October 2012 will take place in Luxemburg on 22 & 23 October 2012, under the presidency of Mr Sofoklis Aletraris, Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment. Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Dacian CioloĊŸ, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, will represent the Commission at the meeting. The Fisheries points will be dealt with on Monday morning and again on Tuesday afternoon, and a press conference will be held at the end of Tuesday's discussions.
11 October 2012 -
11 October 2012
Ministers held a policy debate on the proposal for a regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. They mainly discussed whether additional measures were necessary to support fishing fleets. Some Member States indicated a wish to keep funding in place to compensate fishermen and shipowners who permanently or temporarily stop fishing activity, or else to finance the replacement of engines. Other Member States expressed their concern that these measures would lead to an increase in fishing capacity, putting a huge strain on fish stocks.
27 June 2012 -
27 June 2012
The European Commission has adopted a draft legislative package for cohesion policy for 2014-2020 which harmonises the rules related to different funds, including maritime and fisheries.
13 June 2012 -
13 June 2012
The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council met in Luxembourg, to address the main proposals for reforming the Common Fisheries Policy. The Council reached a general compromise on the reform of the basic provisions of the Common Fisheries Policy and of the rules regarding the organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.
11 June 2012 -
11 June 2012
The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Luxembourg on 12 June, to address fisheries matters only. It will be chaired by Mrs Mette Gjerskov, Danish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries....
30 May 2012 -
30 May 2012
The Directorate-General for Regional Policy has published two calls for expression of interest where experts are specifically requested to respond.
11 May 2012
Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Unlocking the potential of European aquaculture
Speech by Commissioner Damanaki at the Conference CFP: Which Future for Aquaculture?, Salzburg, Austria

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