21 January 2020

The workforce in the fishing sector is ageing and motivating young people to take up fishing careers has become increasingly difficult. The EU recognises the importance of building a new generation of fishers and is helping attract young people to the fishing sector.

21 April 2020 to 23 April 2020
13 January 2020

Our Story of the month comes from Senegal in West Africa, where the European Union supports women’s employment, building on traditional knowledge, and supports local fishermen while sustainably managing fisheries resources, especially octopus.

20 December 2019

The 2018 implementation report of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is now available. It summarises EMFF implementation across EU countries and sea basins according to specific topics during the period 2014-2018. The report is based on data provided by the Member States in 2019, covering the period from January 2014 to December 2018.

18 December 2019

We had long and intense negotiations, but finally we are here to announce that next year we will enter a new era of European fisheries.

17 December 2019

The EU and Norway have signed three fisheries arrangements for 2020 making this the largest fishing agreement in the north of Europe.

13 December 2019

On 16 and 17 December, the Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius will discuss with EU ministers the Commission’s proposal for the 2020 fishing opportunities for the Atlantic and North Sea at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels. The Council is also expected to adopt the Commission’s proposal on the 2020 fishing opportunities for the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea – the first proposal ever to cover the Mediterranean and a historic step towards the sustainability of fish stocks in that region.

13 December 2019

Register now for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum, taking place on 6 – 7 February 2020 in Brussels!