The European Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for 2014 for the Atlantic and the North Sea, as well as in international waters. This is the annual proposal for the amount of fish which can be caught by EU fishermen from the main commercial fish stocks next year.
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of October will take place in Luxembourg on 17th October 2013. The meeting will focus solely on fisheries affairs and the Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki.
Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affaires and Fisheries, has convened an open seminar on the morning of the 17th September to look into the state of European fish stocks and fishing fleets.
The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to address the continued unsustainable fishing of herring by the Faroe Islands. The measures include the ban of imports of herring and mackerel from the Atlanto-Scandian stocks that has been caught under the control of the Faroe Islands as well as fishery products containing or made of such fish.