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ISSN : 2315-084X
European Commission Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
In this issue - 12 October 2016

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A cod (image copyright: Scandinavian Fishing Yearbook)
Baltic Sea: sustainable fishing quotas set for 2017
The EU fisheries ministers have agreed on next year's fishing limits (TACs) for ten fish stocks of the Baltic Sea. These TACs were the first to be set in accordance with the long-term management plan for the Baltic basin that had recently been adopted by the Council and the European Parliament.
Commission proposes deep-sea fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species
The European Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2017-2018.
3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Commissioner Vella hands over awards for best Atlantic projects
Commissioner Karmenu Vella participated in the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Dublin, following the successful editions in Porto and Brest last year. The Commissioner reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Atlantic. He expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the maritime stakeholders in the region. He also chaired the first edition of the "Atlantic project awards", rewarding the five most innovative and successful projects.
European Maritime Day 2017 - Stakeholder Info Day in Brussels, 25 October 2016
European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and plan joint action. The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, UK. In preparation for EMD, an INFO DAY meeting for Maritime Stakeholders will take place in Brussels, on 25 October 2016, at 10:00.
Securing Europe's external borders: Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency
On October 6, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency is being officially launched, less than a year after it was first proposed by the Commission. Building on the foundations of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will closely monitor the EU's external borders and work together with Member States to quickly identify and address any potential security threats to the EU's external borders.
Mediterranean fish stocks: the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean details its strategy for the next 4 years
A meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in Rome drew to a successful close on 23 September. This meeting was devoted to the implementation of the medium-term strategy for the sustainability of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries: the assembly agreed on timeframe and prioritisation of actions, funding and quantifiable goals.
11 October 2016
Second International Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning, 15-17 March 2017, Paris
18 October 2016
Regional cruise dialogue for the Baltic in Copenhagen, Denmark
25 October 2016
European Maritime Day 2017 - Stakeholder Info Day, Brussels
23 - 24 November 2016
2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum 2016
Funding opportunities
7 October - 17 November 2016
Call for Tenders: EASME/EMFF/2016/031: International oceans governance - scientific support
22 September - 4 November 2016
Call for Tenders: MARE/2016/11: Framework contract for information and communication activities relating to the EU integrated maritime policy (IMP) and to the common fisheries policy (CFP)
5 September - 14 October 2016
Call for tender: MARE/2016/16: Information system on commercial designations for fishery and aquaculture products.
Publications and studies
The EU fish market - 2016 edition
What seafood did the EU produce and consume over the last year? What are the main trends of the fish market today? The answers to these and many more questions are in the 2016 edition of “The EU Fish Market”, now online.
Study on specific challenges for a sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in Europe
European Union Maritime Security Strategy (EUMSS)
This newsletter is published by the European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.