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8 September 2014 -
8 September 2014
Eight shark and ray species will be protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species as of 14th September 2014.
5 September 2014 -
5 September 2014
The European Commission welcomes the announcement that European fishing boats are now able to start operating in Moroccan waters following the issuing of fishing licences by the Moroccan authorities. The announcement was made during the first Joint Committee meeting of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) held in Rabat on the 4th and 5th September.
2 September 2014 -
2 September 2014
Following Russia’s announcement on 7 August to ban imports of certain fisheries products from the European Union, the European Commission is working closely with Member States authorities to gather evidence on the impact of the Russian trade measures in the fisheries sector and to outline the available support to the sectors affected by the ban.
29 August 2014 -
29 August 2014
Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Jacob Vestergaard, Fisheries Minister of the Faroe Islands, met in Athens on 29 August. The discussions were held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere and followed Commissioner Damanaki’s visit to the Faroe Islands in December last.
29 August 2014 -
29 August 2014
The European Union and Cape Verde have agreed on a new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde. The four-year Protocol will replace the current Protocol which expires on 31 August 2014.
28 August 2014 -
28 August 2014
Deadline for applications is 6 October 2014.
18 August 2014 -
18 August 2014
The Commission has today repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian herring. The measures imposed at the time will now be lifted as of 20th August 2014.
23 July 2014 -
23 July 2014
After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.

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