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ISSN : 2315-084X
European Commission Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Newsletter
In this issue - 19 July 2016
 

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Your holiday guide to eating F.I.S.H.
F is for Fun. Few things in life are more pleasant than a nice Fish meal on the sea Front with Friends and Family after a lazy day in the sun. But how relaxed can you be about the Fish you are being served? Should we rather eat Farmed seafood? Can you tell your children that their Fish is Fit to eat?
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News
Commission proposes to lift 'red card' from Republic of Guinea after it steps up fight against illegal fishing
The Commission has proposed to lift the "red card" and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant improvements to its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
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New, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: a milestone towards more robust scientific advice
The European Commission has adopted new, simpler rules for data collection in the fisheries sector for the period 2017-2020, making it easier for fishermen and Member States to comply with EU rules.
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Commission consults stakeholders: a seminar to know where we are and where we are going with our fisheries
On July 15, in a seminar on the status of European fish stocks and on the economic situation of European fishing fleets, the Commission listened to the views of the fishing sector, scientific organisations, NGOs, national administrations and other members of the public, i.e. all those concerned with the EU's fisheries legislation.
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A better protection for our deep sea
On June 30, 2016, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on how to better protect deep-sea fish, sponges and corals while maintaining the viability of the European fishing industry. The agreement brings the EU rules on deep-sea fisheries, which dates back to 2003, in line with the sustainability targets enshrined in the EU's reformed Common Fisheries Policy.
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EU improves response to maritime risks and challenges
The European Commission welcomes the decisive action taken by EU legislators on coastguard cooperation and maritime border control.
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Commissioner Vella: Let's turn renewable ocean energy into a European success
The European Commission is looking to turn emerging ocean energy technologies like tidal and wave power into "another European success story", replicating the spectacular uptake of offshore wind, Commissioner Karmenu Vella has said. The Commissioner was speaking at the third annual Offshore Energy and Storage conference in Malta.
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Events
12 - 13 September 2016
Blue Economy Business and Science Forum 1st Summit – Hamburg
27 September 2016
Atlantic stakeholder platform conference, Dublin, 27 September 2016
23 - 24 November 2016
2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum 2016
Infographics
Enjoy sustainable seafood during your holidays
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Aquaculture in the EU - Tapping into Blue Growth
A new infographic is on-line
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Funding opportunities
15 June - 29 July 2016
Call for tender: EASME/EMFF/2016/012: European marine observation and data network (EMODnet): Secretariat support
4 May - 2 August 2016
Call for tenders EASME/EMFF/2016/005: High resolution seabed mapping
25 May - 11 August 2016
Call for tender: EASME/EMFF/2016/006: Operation, development and maintenance of a European marine observation and data network
31 March - 30 September 2016
Call for proposals: Blue Technology: transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies
Consultations
Fishing opportunities for 2017 under the Common Fisheries Policy
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Multiannual plan for the fisheries exploiting demersal stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea
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In depth
Looking below the surface
The ocean is still largely unexplored. The search for the lost Malaysian airliner MH370 revealed 220 underwater volcanoes of heights up to a mile that were previously unknown to mankind. And if we know little about the topography of the oceans, we know even less about the rich variety of marine life that it supports. Each deep-sea survey turns up species that have never been seen before. And the ocean is changing.
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This newsletter is published by the European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.