1 July 2016 -
1 July 2016
—On 29 June 2016 the Council of Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament reached a political agreement to amend the rules currently in force for cod stocks (a long-term plan, also known as the cod recovery plan, which has been in force since 2008).
27 June 2016 -
27 June 2016
—The bluefin tuna fishing season in the Western and Central Mediterranean Sea and in the Adriatic Sea was open from 26 May to 24 June for purse seiners. Thanks to the implementation of an international recovery plan and to the efforts made by fishermen, catch limits for this stock could again be increased this year (the EU quota is just over 11200t in 2016, compared to 7938 t two years ago).
Deadline: 30 September 2016
27 May 2016 -
Start of the Bluefin tuna fishing season 2016: the EU maintains high control levels and adds a new electronic traceability tool
27 May 2016
—The European Commission’s long-standing commitment towards the conservation of Bluefin tuna comes to the fore again for the main fishing season of 2016.
11 May 2016 -
11 May 2016
—World fish stocks are being depleted by overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This threatens not only the fish, but also the coastal communities that rely on fisheries for economic survival and a dependable food source. The European Commission has worked in close cooperation with EU countries and non-EU countries to develop the FLUX standards in order to exchange fisheries information in an effective, transparent and efficient manner.
11 April 2016 -
11 April 2016
—Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella is at the Council of the European Union in Luxembourg today, presenting the Commission's proposed Regulation on technical measures to EU fisheries ministers. A proposed Regulation on data collection in the fisheries sector is also on the agenda.
16 March 2016 -
16 March 2016
—The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on a multi-annual plan for cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea at a trilogue meeting yesterday, following a European Commission proposal in 2014.
11 March 2016 -
Questions and answers: Commission decentralises and simplifies technical conservation measures in fisheries
11 March 2016
—Commission delivers on Better Regulation agenda on fisheries. Why a new proposal? Three decades of stratified measures have led to a highly complex regulatory structure.