Maritime Affairs

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14 February 2019

The World Bank and the European Commission have launched the Blue Economy Development Framework (BEDF). The Framework is a novelty in the area of international ocean governance. It helps (developing) coastal states transition to diverse and sustainable blue economies while building resilience to climate change.

12 February 2019

Unexploded ammunition dumped on the seabed poses an increasing concern all around the world. In Europe, this problem is particularly felt in the Adriatic-Ionian, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

29 January 2019

European Maritime Day (EMD) will take place on 16-17 May 2019 in Lisbon, and registration is now open!

25 January 2019

The blue economy is changing rapidly. Traditional activities such as transport, fishing and shipbuilding still employ over 5 million people but the fastest growth is in activities and value chains that did not exist ten years ago – renewable energy, biotechnology, bio-refinery etc.

24 January 2019

BlueInvest, the high-profile event from the European Commission to promote investment in the ocean economy, has set foot in Malta on January 24, 2019. The concept is tried and tested: 20 innovative companies pitched for the hand – and wallet – of a jury of investors. And as their projects are all about greening and cleaning the economy, the winners are not just the companies landing a contract, but also society at large.

23 January 2019

Ports play a key role in our lives. Nearly 400 million passengers pass through EU ports every year. Over 90% of the world’s trade, and 40% of internal EU trade, is carried by sea.

Find the location of European ports and discover ferry routes in Europe with our Map of the Month!

The European Atlas of the Seas is now available in all official languages of the European Union.

16 January 2019

23% of worldwide catches, that is, 30 million tons of fish are thrown overboard every year. In most cases, the fish don't survive. A wasteful practice that needs to stop and will stop in Europe.

03 January 2019

The 2018 Economic report of the EU Aquaculture Sector shows a strong and growing sector. In 2016, the EU aquaculture sector has produced and sold 1.4 million tonnes of seafood, worth almost €5 billion. Profits of the sector have doubled between 2014 and 2016. Employment figures demonstrate that aquaculture firms are providing more and more stable employment opportunities.

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