On 1 June 2022 the Commission published its Communication “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2023” giving an annual review of EU's fisheries management and outlining priorities ahead for 2023.
Norway and the EU reached a political understanding in relation to the fisheries in the Northeast Arctic, in ICES subareas 1 and 2. The area concerned includes the waters around the archipelago of Svalbard and the international waters of the Barents Sea.
The Commission has announced emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse. Emergency measures will ban, with immediate effect, commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea until 31 December 2019.
Today the European Parliament and the Council agreed on the Commission's proposal for decentralised and simplified technical rules, giving fishermen a stronger say in deciding on the best measures for sustainable fishing adapted to their specific needs.
Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Commission has today adopted two legislative proposals to help mitigate the significant impact that a “no-deal” Brexit would have on EU fisheries.
What is IUU fishing? IUU fishing stands for illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. The European IUU legislation applies to all fishing vessels, under any flag, in all maritime waters.
The European Commission delists Thailand from the group of "warned countries" as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where Member States are expected to agree on next year's fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea, the Commission is presenting its proposal for a continued progress towards sustainable fish stocks and viable opportunities for the industry.
Today the Commission presents its proposal ahead of the December Fisheries Council where Member States should agree next year's fishing quotas.
The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans.
The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today.
Today, the EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Today the Commission has proposed Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for a number of species for 2019 and 2020, in an effort to restore deep-sea fish stocks in the North-East Atlantic. Based on scientific advice, these new measures will enable stocks to gradually rebuild to sustainable levels.
Today, a landmark international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas was signed in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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The European Commission has welcomed some 120 representatives from the Arctic, including the indigenous peoples, to discuss how our most northern region can be developed sustainably.
The first round of negotiations on an international law to preserve and sustainably use marine biodiversity at the high seas has ended today in New York. The EU, a strong advocate of international ocean governance, was the original proponent of this treaty.
The European Union participates in the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO), taking place in Tallinn, 17 to 21 September 2018.
The European Commission is organising a series of workshops on the future of the Atlantic maritime strategy, and in particular the revision of the Atlantic action plan. The workshops are set up in cooperation with the five Atlantic Member States: France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
The Commission is calling for applications for the selection of members of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.