Integrated Maritime Surveillance
Integrated Maritime Surveillance (July 2010)
Integrating maritime surveillance is a brand new policy development that started some 2 years ago and will remove barriers between the different actors surveilling the seas. Its objective is to allow for information exchange between public authorities responsible for maritime surveillance in fields such as environment, pollution prevention, fisheries, transport, customs, border control, law enforcement and defense according to respective access rights. Real time or on demand access to useful information from counterparts will save time and make maritime management more effective.
Animal welfare in EU aquaculture
In response to the concerns raised by several citizens about animal welfare in fish farming, the European Commission would like to clarify that the health and welfare of farmed fish is important for EU aquaculture.
EU Maritime Security Strategy approved by the Council
The Council today endorsed an EU maritime security strategy as a framework for effectively and comprehensively addressing the EU's maritime security challenges.
Maritime transport and port stakeholders gather to discuss Maritime Spatial Planning implementation
On 6 June 2014, the European Commission organised a conference on MSP and shipping in Athens.