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Statement by Commissioner Sinkevičius on EU action on by-catch of dolphins and other marine animals

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.


Press releases/news articles


The improper disposal of our medicines 💊 at home can cause the release of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the aquatic environment. #EU-funded #Pharmasea 🇮🇹🇩🇪🇳🇴🇪🇸 researches the impact of pharmaceuticals on marine ecosystems.


A gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution! #EU-funded @GoJellyEU developed biofilters from jellyfish mucus, to prevent microplastic pollution. The project looked also into alternative use for jellyfish: bio-based fertilizers for agriculture or aquaculture feed. #HorizionEU


Medicine from the sea! The marine environment is rich in natural products that could be used in the pharmaceutical & food industries. EU-funded @MARBLES_EU is developing ways to sustainably extract marine bioactive compounds for drug discovery and more!

Second Call for applications for dialogue with CPR partners

The Commission has launched a second call for applications with a view to extending the membership of the group and achieving an appropriate balance of the interests represented by selecting organisations operating in the field of activities related to youth, fisheries and migration/integration.