The EU fishing fleet - Trends and economic results
This publication summarises the key findings of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) ‘2016 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet’. It provides additional insight on recent trends in economic performance of the EU fleet and the potential drivers behind them, with supplementary analyses by main fishing region and type of fishing activity. It also includes evidence from recent studies and market analysis.
The European Fisheries Fund and the EU fish processing industry
The Economic Paper n° 02/2016 was produced by experts of the Structural Policy and Economic Analysis Unit of DG MARE and experts of the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen at the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Last Friday, the EU and Cape Verde agreed to renew the current Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, which expires at the end of the year. The outcome of the negotiations is a balanced deal, profitable to both parties.
EU Fisheries ministers are meeting at the AGRIFISH Council in Luxembourg on 15 and 16 October to discuss the Commission's proposal on the Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2019 and reach a political agreement. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will present the proposal, and urge ministers to set fishing opportunities at sustainable levels.