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24 February 2017

Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for fisheries and maritime affairs, is attending the World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia this week. Organised by The Economist, this year's edition addresses the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy.

16 February 2017

Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for fisheries and maritime affairs, has travelled to Morocco to attend the Halieutis fair in Agadir. Speaking at the opening conference yesterday, he stressed the European Union's strong bilateral ties on fisheries with Morocco as well as, more generally, the value of international cooperation in tackling shared ocean-related challenges.

16 February 2017

The European Commission has selected three new projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

09 February 2017

On the 5th - 6th October 2017 the European Union will be hosting the fourth Our Ocean Conference, attended by Heads of State, Government Ministers, and ocean leaders.

08 February 2017

On 26 January 2017 the European Commission published a call for proposals to implement the first phase of the Blueprint for sectorial cooperation on skills: €4 million to produce, over 4 years, a European strategy on skills.

08 February 2017

On 30 January 2017 the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, met on the invitation of the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup with eleven Members of the European Parliament and more than twenty maritime stakeholders at the European Parliament to discuss the Joint Communication on International Ocean Governance, launched in November 2016, and the upcoming report of the European Parliament.

30 January 2017

How can the blue economy drive sustainable development in the western Mediterranean? More than 200 participants and 70 panellists from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania will meet in Barcelona, Spain on 2 February 2017 to discuss the challenges and emerging opportunities for sustainable investment and job creation in the region's blue economy.

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