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3 November 2015 -
3 November 2015
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has not been able to reach an agreement on the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica at its 34th Annual Meeting held in Hobart, Australia, from 19 to 30 October 2015.
 
26 October 2015 -
26 October 2015
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) last week published the results of an audit looking into certain EU's fisheries agreements with non-EU countries. The Commission considers this audit exercise as a positive opportunity for improving the framework of the EU's bilateral relations with third countries in the field of fisheries.
 
23 October 2015 -
23 October 2015
The agreement will expand the area of operations for the EU fleet in the Western and central Pacific Ocean - the world's most important tuna fishing grounds, providing more than half of the global tuna catch. In exchange the Cook Islands will receive significant financial contributions.
 
22 October 2015 -
22 October 2015
Wang Hong, Administrator of the State Oceanic Administration of the People’s Republic of China, and Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries met and held the High Level Dialogue on an integrated approach to Ocean Affairs in Beijing on 13th October 2015.
 
22 October 2015 -
22 October 2015
Qu Dongyu, Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, and Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries met in Beijing on 14th October 2015 and exchanged views in reinforcing their concrete cooperation on fisheries.
 
19 October 2015 -
19 October 2015
The members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) held an extraordinary meeting in Brussels (12 - 16 October 2015) in which they agreed on a number of important administrative and financial issues, including the Rules of Procedures, the Terms of Reference for subsidiary bodies, as well as the roadmap and the procedures for the recruitment of the Executive Secretary.
 
19 October 2015 -
19 October 2015
On 14-16 October 2015, the Joint Committee under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement Protocol met in Brussels, issuing a number of recommendations and taking note of the conclusions of its first meeting which update the status of the fish stocks with the latest scientific information.
 
14 October 2015 -
14 October 2015
The North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) has adopted several measures to help it manage North-East Atlantic waters more effectively, following the results of an independent performance review carried out at its request. The decisions were taken at an extraordinary NEAFC meeting in London from 5 to 7 October 2015.
 

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