In this episode, we’ll discover the potential of innovative aquaculture to restore endangered marine ecosystems, produce traditional local seafood and provide valuable scientific material for cancer studies.
<p>At the European Commission we know a thing or two about the impressive power of the ocean. But what if we use this power not just for food or health.</p>
<p>Illegal fishing is the world’s third largest illegal economic activity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, it could value..</p>
<p>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</p>
Wave energy is a highly valuable and predictable source of renewable power. Up to 10% of the EU’s energy can be harvested from waves by 2050, so the technology will be indispensable in reaching net-zero emissions.
This is a snakeskin jacket. It’s a symbol of my individuality and my belief in personal freedom. Without any doubt one of the best movie quotes ever. But if “Wild At Heart” had been released in the 2020s, instead of the early 1990s, chances are Nicolas Cage’s idiosyncratic piece of garment might have been made from an entirely different sort of skin altogether: that of Atlantic salmon.
On 20 & 21 May the virtual European Maritime Day (EMD) conference is broadcasted from this year’s host city, Den Helder in the Netherlands. The focus of exchanges, attracting more than 2,400 ocean stakeholders, is the contribution of a sustainable blue economy to post-covid recovery and the European Green Deal.
The European Commission has published the fourth edition of “The EU Blue Economy Report”, providing an overview of the performance of the EU-27 economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment.
<p>The European Commission has launched an open Public consultation on the EU Algae initiative.</p>
The ban on bottom trawling in deep waters, adopted by the EU in 2016, has been effective in protecting deep-sea fish, according to the evaluation of the Deep-sea Access Regulation released today.
<p>This year’s edition of the annual Seminar on Fisheries Science of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries</p>
Fossil oil – commonly dubbed the “Black Gold” – is quickly losing its sparkle as countries and companies turn their back on the sticky fuel over concerns about climate change and environmental pollution. And it increasingly looks like the blue economy is ready to take over!
<p>The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique and timely opportunity for Europeans to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities.</p>
On 22 April 2021, the EU and Greenland have signed a new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA) and protocol that will strengthen their cooperation in the fisheries field for the next four years with the possibility of a two year extension.
Competition for maritime space. To some, it could invoke references to the 17th century Anglo-Dutch wars, fighting for control over trade routes, but in fact it is a very topical – though much more civilized – affair today.
The Commission is launching an evaluation of the sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SFPAs). For that evaluation, the feedback from public is very important. Therefore, the Commission has launched a public consultation, so that citizens and concerned stakeholders can give their views based on their experience and knowledge of SFPAs and their implementation.