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Issue #19, 18 June 2014
ISSN 2315-084X
Photo by A. Knapp

A healthy and sustainable future for our oceans

Sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and ocean acidification – these are the key issues discussed at "Our Ocean" conference, organised by US Secretary of State John Kerry, on 16th June 2014 in Washington. European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki has spoken during the "Political Change Makers" session in which political leaders shared their insights on how they have sought to address ocean issues and implement ocean conservation.
Illegal Fishing – EU issues warnings to Philippines and Papua New Guinea
The European Commission continues its action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by warning the Philippines and Papua New Guinea that they risk being identified as countries it considers non-cooperative in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Commission publishes breakdown of EMFF funds by priority and Member State
Following the recent adoption of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the European Commission has set out the breakdown of the fund by priority and Member State.
Submit your project to Horizon 2020 Focus Area for Blue Growth
Blue Growth is our long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sector as a whole. The seas and oceans can drive the European economy forward through their potential for innovation and growth. See the finance opportunities of H2020 for Blue Growth.
Bluefin tuna season 2014: EU ensures control from catch to caging
The 2014 purse seine fishing season for Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean (26 May to 24 June) had a spectacular start this year.
Herring dispute between European Union and Faroe Islands nears end
The European Commission and the Faroe Islands have reached a political understanding to end their dispute on the management of Atlanto-Scandian herring in the North-East Atlantic.
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