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4 March 2019 -
4 March 2019
On 19 March, the European Parliament and the European Commission organise a high-level conference on oceans: Future of the blue planet. Speakers include top representatives of leading NGOs, business, academia and government. The event will also display several EU projects that all play a unique role in protection and sustainable management of our ocean. All stakeholders and citizens interested in ocean policy are invited!
 
Deadline: 14 June 2019
On 1 March, the European Commission has launched a tender for a service contract to create the European Ocean Alliance or ‘EU4Oceans’. EU4Oceans will become the platform for all European groups and organisations active in ocean preservation and ocean literacy.
 
6 March 2019
On 6 March, the European Parliament Intergroup SEARICA with the support of the European Commission organise a conference on the economic benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs).
 
16 January 2019 -
16 January 2019
23% of worldwide catches, that is, 30 million tons of fish are thrown overboard every year. In most cases, the fish don't survive. A wasteful practice that needs to stop and will stop in Europe.
 
3 January 2019 -
3 January 2019
The 2018 Economic report of the EU Aquaculture Sector shows a strong and growing sector. In 2016, the EU aquaculture sector has produced and sold 1.4 million tonnes of seafood, worth almost €5 billion. Profits of the sector have doubled between 2014 and 2016. Employment figures demonstrate that aquaculture firms are providing more and more stable employment opportunities.
 
Deadline: To be announced
The European Commission is bringing its successful Blue Invest events to the Mediterranean with a brand-new conference on 24 January 2019 in Malta. Interested in participating and pitching your project? Apply until 21 November 2018!
 
4 October 2018 -
4 October 2018
Meeting on 3 October in Algiers, the governing body of the Western Mediterranean Initiative has launched a €1.4 million assistance mechanism set up by the European Commission.
 

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