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ISSN : 2315-084X
European Commission Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
In this issue - 24 February 2017

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Commissioner Vella travels to Indonesia for World Ocean Summit
Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for fisheries and maritime affairs, is attending the World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia this week. Organised by The Economist, this year's edition addresses the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy.
Commission proposes multi-annual plan for small pelagic stocks in the Adriatic
Today the Commission adopted a proposal for a multi-annual plan for the management of small pelagic stocks (anchovy, sardine, mackerel and horse-mackerel) in the Adriatic.
Fighting illegal fishing: Commission lifts 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands
The European Commission has lifted today the 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress both countries have made in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Be part of the European Maritime Day 2017
Interested in being part of this year's European Maritime Day Conference "The Future of our Seas" in Poole, UK (18 & 19 May 2017)? Register now to participate, hire a stand in EMD Exhibition or organise your own EMD event elsewhere in the EU (applications open till 10 March).
Commission adopts new regulation on EU Fleet Register
Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on 6 February. The regulation makes it easier for EU member states to update the fleet register, while giving the Commission the necessary tools to crosscheck the data that member states submit.

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15 - 17 March 2017
Second International Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning
25 - 27 April 2017
Seafood Expo Global 2017
18 - 19 May 2017
European Maritime Day 2017
Economic performance of the EU fishing fleet
Tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
Publications and studies
Ex ante evaluation of a sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between the European Union and the Republic of Ghana
Funding opportunities
21 December 2016 - 28 February 2017
Call for tender: EASME/EMFF/2016/036 – Validating age-determination of anglerfish and hake
16 January - 28 February 2017
Call for tender: Interinstitutional service framework contract for better Regulation-related activities: lot 1: Common Fisheries Policy, excluding its international dimension, and lot 2: Integrated Maritime Policy
4 January - 8 March 2017
Call for tender: MARE/2016/05 - Interim evaluation of the implementation of the direct management component of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Regulation
9 February - 6 April 2017
Call for tender: EASME/EMFF/2016/022: Inter-institutional Service Framework Contract for Maritime Security and Surveillance Expertise
29 November 2016 - 15 March 2017
Call for proposals: EASME/EMFF/2016/ – Nautical Routes for Europe
14 December 2016 - 31 March 2017
Call for proposals: Maritime Spatial Planning - MSP
Call for applications
Looking for experts on coastal and maritime tourism: Help us evaluate project proposals
We are looking for experts on coastal and maritime tourism to help us select project proposals for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and to monitor their implementation.
In depth
A consumer’s story: habits and hallmarks of the fish market in the EU
This newsletter is published by the European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.