JRC News

  1. 23 Apr 2014

    An article recently published by IES scientists on the gateways of introduction of marine alien species to European Seas provides useful information to help target national and European measures to prevent future introductions of marine alien species. The article, which identifies the main countries and cities of introduction of different marine alien species, finds that most introductions come via shipping, with a marked geographical pattern in the introductions depending on the main maritime activities of different regions.

  2. 3 Mar 2015

    A JRC-organised session on coastal and marine ecosystem services generated a lot of interest and positive feedback from the participants at last month’s annual Association of the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) 2015 meeting in Granada, Spain.

     

    This year’s ASLO meeting, the theme of which was “Aquatic Sciences: Global And Regional Perspectives — North Meets South”, was attended by more than 5 000 scientists from all over the world.

     

  3. 4 Dec 2014

    A recently published article, led by the JRC, reviews the impacts of invasive alien marine species on ecosystem services and biodiversity in Europe. The review identifies 86 alien marine species, within 13 phyla, which have significant (negative and/or positive) impacts on ecosystem services and biodiversity in European seas. It classifies the type of impact, comments on the methods applied for assessing the impact and the related inferential strength, and reports on information gaps.

     

  4. 3 Oct 2013

    A map with around 1700 fishing ports in the EU, indicating the relevance of fishing activities in terms of employment, has been published in a recent JRC co-authored article. This study fills in the gaps of available socio-economic data for fisheries at local level, and expands possibilities to perform regional analyses in support of the new Common Fishery Policy.

  5. 16 Sep 2014

    The European Commission is to renew the membership of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). The committee will be composed of scientific experts competent in the area of fisheries and aquaculture management.

  6. 12 Jun 2015

    With the decline of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, vessels have gradually returned to travelling along the shortest route, closer to Somalia, and to sailing again at normal speed, according to a JRC report.

  7. 26 Feb 2008

    The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by Council of its proposal for a regulation establishing an EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The new framework retains and builds on the proven features of the existing data collection system. It also introduces provisions to meet the new developments following the 2002 Reform of the CFP, in particular the move towards fisheries- or fleet-based management as opposed to managing individual stocks, the integration of environmental data, and the shift towards an ecosystem-based approach. The Commission will shortly introduce a proposal for detailed implementing rules.

  8. 14 Jun 2007

    The consultation period on last year's Maritime Policy Green Paper comes to an end on 30th June. Marine and maritime science is contributing in many ways to maritime policy. The JRC's activities in this field include the development of systems for tracking vessels and monitoring fishing, including the use of space technology, and research on the quality of coastal and sea waters as well as the effects of climate change on marine habitats.

  9. 26 Aug 2014

    The European Commission adopted a new strategy and action plan to improve customs risk management, responding to the need for better knowledge on cargo movements and supply chains. In this effort, the JRC provides scientific and technical support by evaluating the potential benefits of integrating information on shipping container movements and events in pre-arrival customs risk analysis.

  10. 18 Oct 2013

    Less fish landed but higher market prices helped the EU fishing fleet stay profitable in 2011. Indeed, the economic performance of the EU fleet has improved gradually over recent years, from a net profit margin of 1% in 2008 to 6% in 2011. These are some of the main findings of the 2013 Annual Economic Report (AER) on the European Fishing Fleet, produced by the JRC and independent experts.