Navigation path

Publications

On this page, you can:

  • Review and download the latest brochures published by this Directorate-General. 
  • Order the publications which are of interest to you by contacting the Directorate-General or through EU Bookshop, the online catalogue of publications of the European institutions.

More specific documents such as proposals, communications, reports, studies etc, can be found under the relevant thematic section of this website.

Magazine

The magazine "Fishing in Europe" (issues 1-25) was first published in 2000. It later changed name to "Fisheries and aquaculture in Europe" (issues 26-63) and "European maritime affairs and fisheries" (from issue 64). The Online magazine publishes new articles every month and the printed version is published four times a year in 11 languages. Older versions of the magazine are available in EU Bookshop.

 

Keyword
Year

Energy sectors and the implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive pdf - 322 KB [322 KB] All available translations.

Information for stakeholders and planners

Publication year: 2015

Blue Energy

Action needed to deliver on the potential of ocean energy in European seas and oceans by 2020 and beyond.
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions (COM(2014) 8)

Publication year: 2014

The Maritime Spatial Planning directive

Publication year: 2015
Available in English only

Safeguarding the future of our seas, generating new prosperity

This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.

The Future of Ocean Energy

Publication year: 2014

A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions
Publication year: 2014
Available in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area pdf - 852 KB [852 KB] All available translations.

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - COM(2013) 279 final
Publication year: 2013
Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Marine Knowledge 2020 - From seabed mapping to ocean forecasting pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.

Green Paper COM(2012) 473 final

Publication year: 2012
Available in 22 languages

Blue Growth, Opportunities for marine and maritime sustainable growth pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations.

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions COM(2012) 494 final.
Publication year: 2012
Available in English, French, German

Progress of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy pdf - 985 KB [985 KB] All available translations.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions COM(2012) 491 final

Publication year: 2012
Available in English, French, German

2010-2012: Two and a half Years of Change in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Commissioner Maria Damanaki: "With the first half of my mandate as European Commissioner already gone by, this is probably a good time to see where we are in fisheries and maritime affairs – and where we are headed."

Maritime spatial planning in the EU - achievements and future development

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. (COM(2010) 771 of 17.12.2010)

Publication year: 2011

Study on the economic effects of maritime spatial planning

Final report

Manuscript completed in April 2010.
Publication year: 2011
Available in English only

Harnessing the power of the sea. The future of ocean energy pdf - 1024 KB [1024 KB] All available translations.

Publication year: 2012
Available in English only

Towards an integrated maritime policy for better governance in the Mediterranean

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament (COM(2009) 466 of 11.9.2009)

Publication year: 2010
Available in English, French, Greek, Italian, Maltese, Slovenian, Spanish and Arabic

Progress report on the EU's integrated maritime policy

Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (SEC(2009) 1343 of 15.10.2009)

Publication year: 2010
Available in English, French, Spanish

Marine knowledge 2020, marine data and observation for smart and sustainable growth

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2010) 461 of 8.9.2010)

Publication year: 2010

Maritime spatial planning for the EU’s seas and oceans, what’s it all about?

Publication year: 2010
Available in English, French and German

Marine data infrastructure

Executive summary

Manuscript completed in November 2009.
Publication year: 2010
Available in English only

Legal aspects of Arctic shipping

Summary report

Manuscript completed in February 2010.
Publication year: 2010
Available in English only

Integrating maritime surveillance, Common information sharing environment (CISE)

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a draft roadmap towards establishing the Common Information Sharing Environment for the surveillance of the EU maritime domain (COM(2010) 584 final of 20.10.2010)

Publication year: 2010
Available in English only

Legal aspects of maritime monitoring & surveillance data

Summary report

Manuscript completed in October 2008.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

The role of maritime clusters to enhance the strength and development in European maritime sectors

Executive summary

Manuscript completed in November 2008.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

Tourist facilities in ports

Study: Growth opportunities for the European maritime economy: economic and environmentally sustainable development of tourist facilities in ports

Manuscript completed in August 2009.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

Legal aspects of marine environmental data

Summary report

Manuscript completed in October 2008.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

The economics of climate change adaptation in EU coastal areas

Summary report

Manuscript completed in May 2009.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

Legal aspects of maritime spatial planning

Summary report

Manuscript completed in October 2008.
Publication year: 2009
Available in English only

The European atlas of the seas, Get informed in just a few clicks

Publication year: 2010
Available in English, French, German

Improving stakeholders’ input to the EU maritime policy, The European maritime forum

Publication year: 2010
Available in English, French, German

63

Illegal fish? No, thanks
The future of sustainable fishing
Croatia joins the EU
Antarctic marine ecosystems

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 476 KB [476 KB]

62

Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
Seafood Expo promotes European innovation
European Maritime Day
Atlantic Strategy Action Plan seeks to protect marine environments while creating jobs
Ocean energy holds great potential for Europe’s low-carbon future

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 819 KB [819 KB]

61

Smarter selling: a way to fish less
Common market organisation: Knowing the market better to boost earnings
Commission reviews effectiveness of fisheries support
An historic stock in more ways than one
Valletta invests in tourism and maritime leisure

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

60

2013: the year of the fisheries reform

Maritime spatial planning: a law in the offing
Regional strategy: the Adriatic tackles its future
TACs 2013: focus on maximum sustainable yield
Aquaculture: national plans on the horizon

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

59

Maritime Sectors: developing blue growth

Scientific advice: for the general public
Report: Castletownbere Haven

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

58

High seas: pursuing sustainability

CFP reform: the debate
Rio+20: protecting the high seas
Cyprus: major port development

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

57

Fisheries: Europe’s first social agreement

European Maritime Day: Gothenburg explores blue growth
Marine knowledge: taking the next step
TACs & quotas 2013: focus on MSY
Seafood: the market for fish, molluscs and crustaceans

Flipping book version

PDF version pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

News