Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Newsletter — Issue Wed 24 Apr 2013

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Issue #6, 24 April 2013
ISSN 2315-084X
Commissioner Damanaki

Commissioner Damanaki launches new market observatory for fisheries and aquaculture at Seafood Expo

Today, Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries visited the annual Brussels Seafood Exhibition, where she launched the new online European Market Observatory for Fishery and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).
CFP Reform: progress in Council
The Fisheries Council met in Luxembourg on 22nd April, where an exchange of views took place on the Common Fisheries Policy's Basic Regulation. Discussions centred on three questions put by the Irish Presidency to Ministers: (1) agreement on the time line to conclude negotiations with EP, with the aim to achieve political agreement by the summer; (2) margins for flexibility on key issues (MSY, discard ban, regionalization, fleet capacity management); (3) how to address the institutional issues related to multi-annual plans.
Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomes European Parliament support to ban discarding in the Skaggerak
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (the strait running between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark).
European Maritime Day Conference to focus on coastal tourism
Tourism, as one of the most resilient sectors of the economy, will be a central theme at this year’s European Maritime Day Conference to be held in Valletta on 21 and 22 May 2013.
Events
European Maritime Day 2013
21/05/2013 — 22/05/2013
Funding Opportunities
Publications and studies
Public consultations
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