<p>Like many alien invasive species, Blue Crab came to the European waters by accident. It was transported from its distant home in the American north Atlantic, most likely though ship ballast water, already at the beginning of the XX century, and spread rapidly since then.</p>
<p>Have you ever heard about Lessepsian Migration? If not, you are in good company: a lot of people didn’t, either. Yet this is how the silver-cheeked toadfish (Lagocephalus sceleratus), also known as the invasive pufferfish, came to the Mediterranean.</p>
<p>Maritime transport is today responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According a study from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), shipping emissions could increase between 50% and 250% by 2050, under a business-as-usual scenario.</p>
<p>The 8th Atlantic Stakeholders Platform Conference (ASPC 2021) is now open for registrations! ASPC 2021 will be a hybrid event organised with the Irish Presidency of the Atlantic Strategy Committee. It will take place in Dublin, Ireland and online.</p>
<p>Curious to learn more about the Horizon Europe #MissionOcean and how European regions play a key role in the restoration of our ocean and waters whilst contributing to the COVID crisis recovery? Then register now and join our session on this topic at the European Week of Regions and Cities.</p>
<p>UNESCO's IOC the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries are delighted to invite you to the final conference of their joint MSPglobal Initiative on Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 16:00 to 19:00 CEST (virtual format).</p>
<p>The Commission launched the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’. This Mission, part of Horizon Europe, aims in the next decade to restore the health of one of our most precious common goods: our ocean and waters.</p>
<p>#EUBeachCleanup campaign - from a drop in the ocean to a wave of change.</p>
<p>World Cleanup day, on Saturday 18 September, is just a few hours away and the #EUBeachCleanup campaign keeps building momentum: new friends are joining forces to protect marine biodiversity from litter and pollution.</p>
<p>As #EUBeachCleanup 2021 nears its peak on Saturday 18 September, International Coastal Cleanup, the momentum keeps building. Today, we are proud to announce that Oceano Azul Foundation is joining our family, supporting the campaign by bringing together many cleanups.</p>
<p>Nearly two thirds of Europeans have fish on their menu several times per month, according to the latest Eurobarometer on EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products. The COVID-19 crisis does not seem to have affected significantly the consumption of seafood within the EU.</p>
<p>On 30 September, the European Commission and EMSA will hold an online workshop dedicated to the newly adopted EMFAF and the funding opportunities for Member States to support their activities related to CISE for the maritime domain.</p>
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.