Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Newsletter — Issue Wed 13 Mar 2013

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Issue #5, 13 March 2013
ISSN 2315-084X
Commissioner Damanaki

Commission launches initiative on sustainable management of marine and coastal areas

Today the Commission launched a proposal to improve the planning of maritime activities at sea and the management of coastal areas. The proposal – which takes the form of a draft directive – aims to establish a common European framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in EU Member States, with a view to ensuring that the growth of maritime and coastal activities and the use of resources at sea and on coasts remain sustainable.
Discard ban: EU Fisheries Council takes decisive stance
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of February took place in Brussels on 25 and 26 February 2013, under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Commissioner Damanaki calls on support of national parliaments
EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki and Irish Minister Simon Coveney presented an update of current negotiations on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to the Chairpersons of Agriculture and Fisheries Committees of the National Parliaments of EU countries at a meeting in Dublin.
Regional Advisory Councils meet to discuss discard ban and their future role
The seven Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) met with the Commission in Brussels on the 1st of March for the first inter-RAC meeting of the year.
European Maritime Day 2013
21/05/2013 — 22/05/2013
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