EU overall report : final report
Today I have written to Fisheries and Environment Ministers of 22 European Union Member States about the issue of incidental catches of dolphins and other marine animals in EU waters, especially in the Bay of Biscay and the Celtic Sea,to urge them to collaborate in finding a solution for this situation. As the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, I am fully committed to resolve this problem.
Statement by Commissioner Vella after the Agrifish Council, 19/12/2019
A public consultation on fixing fishing opportunities for 2022
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A webinar on “Recreational fisheries monitoring and control” gathered representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States, Advisory Councils and members of the scientific community.
Press releases/news articles
<p>Being a fisher is an ancient job: the first traces of fishing as a human activity date back to 40 000 years ago. Yet, the trade has steadily evolved, and commercial fishing of today is a very different proposition even from 20 years ago.</p>
<p>Emil Milev has been working as a ship repair factory employee, but has always dreamed of building his own fishing fleet to operate in the Black Sea.</p>
<p>The beautiful coast of Istria is an extremely popular destination for holidaymakers: during the summer and on weekends, its waters are teeming with recreational vessels. This is a great economic resource for the local community, but it could have also some unexpected downsides.</p>
The NAFO internship program is currently accepting applications for 2019.
The Commission is currently organising a temporary agent selection in the fields of fisheries science, management, control and inspection.
EMD, the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth will take place in Congress Centre in Lisbon on May 16 & 17, 2019. Focus in 2019 will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment. Interested to organise a workshop?