Press releases




17 August 2020

Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas.

29 July 2020

Following the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus, the European Commission has taken rapid action to protect the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from severe shocks by introducing specific measures, including amendments to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

28 July 2020

With many Covid-19 restrictions lifted, millions of Europe’s anglers can finally go fishing again. It’s a popular hobby, bringing billions of euros to Europe’s coastal economies. But there is a catch. Critics say unrestricted fishing threatens vulnerable species and can interfere with other marine sectors. How can they find common ground?

20 July 2020

Deadline for applications: 09/09/2020 - 12:00 (Brussels time)

20 July 2020

The European Commission and the European External Action Service have jointly launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union’s Arctic policy.

16 July 2020

Today, the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius announced that the Commission would increase transparency in the negotiating process on the annual fishing opportunities (or total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas).

15 July 2020

The European Commission and the European External Action Service have launched a targeted consultation to assess development needs and options for the EU’s international ocean governance agenda.

09 July 2020

The EU is actively promoting sustainable fisheries around the world. In this context, the EU has on 7 July extended the protocol to the existing Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for one year.