<p>The participants reaffirmed their political commitments of the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations and endorsed the new GFCM Strategy (2021-2030) with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea in the next decade.</p>
<p>Today, the Commission adopted the proposal to extend the ‘’access to waters’’ regime under the current common fisheries policy (CFP).</p>
<p>The regulation establishing the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) under the EU’s 2021-2027 long-term budget was adopted this afternoon by the European Parliament with an overwhelming majority.</p>
Shellfish farming is an important component of the EU aquaculture sector. Yet, lately, its growth has slowed down due to global competition, saturation of the areas where intensive farming is viable, lack of phytoplankton, or intense predation by other species. But a response to those challenges might have surfaced: OpenMode.
<p>Or how to produce delicious fish in a natural paradise (with a little help of the EU)</p> The large ponds next to the village of Biharugra, in the Southern Great Plains of Hungary, are a natural paradise. Their rich aquatic life and clean waters placed them in the List of Wild Waters of International Importance and classified them as IBAs (Important Bird Area) – a special bird protection designation under the Natura 2000 network.
On 25 June 2021, the Agreement to prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean enters into force.This is an important step towards ensuring that any future fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean will be carried out sustainably.
Today the Commission published a report on the implementation of the Fisheries Control Regulation for the period of 2015-2019.
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.
Every year, the European Commission organises a seminar on fisheries science. The event attracts dozens of stakeholders from different areas to discuss and learn about topical issues in the fascinating world of oceans and fisheries. The focus of this year’s seminar was on marine protected areas (MPAs), and their beneficial role not just for the environment, but also for fishing and coastal communities.
The European Commission has published an in-depth analysis of Member States’ sanctioning systems for infringements of the rules of the common fisheries policy (CFP), covering the period from 2015-2019 and all coastal Member States.
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) held its annual meeting from 7 to 11 June 2021. The main priority of the meeting was to discuss how to address the yellowfin tuna stock in the Indian Ocean.
The Commission has today signed the Written Record, laying down the details of the agreement in principle reached between Commissioner Sinkevičius and his UK counterpart on 2 June 2021, after the Council meeting this morning in Luxembourg had endorsed the agreement.
On this June 8th, as we celebrate World Oceans Day, we are happy to announce the 2021 edition of the #EUBeachCleanup campaign, aiming to raise awareness on the human impact on the ocean and build a worldwide citizens’ movement for sustainable action.
<p>The EU and the United Kingdom concluded today the negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks</p>
An evaluation of compliance with the landing obligation (LO) in selected fisheries in the Baltic Sea carried out in 2017 and 2018 has found an overall good level of compliance with the LO in pelagic gear herring and sprat fisheries over. However, the trend in other demersal segments in the Baltic Sea remains concerning, with a lower level of compliance with the LO in the fixed and towed gears catching plaice, as well as towed gear fleet segments targeting cod.
<p>From 31 May to 4 June 2021, the European Union is hosting the third meeting of the parties to the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA). The PSMA is the first binding international agreement targeting specifically illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.</p>
<p>Until 1975, countries all over the world routinely dumped obsolete or unusable munitions (conventional and chemical) on the seafloor.</p>
Following yesterday's communication on Sustainable Blue Economy, the Commission and the European Investment Bank Group, composed of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), are announcing an increased cooperation to implement the new blue economy strategy.
<p>The European Commission has launched an open Public consultation on the EU Algae initiative.</p>
<p>The Von der Leyen Commission has made the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 an integral part of the EU’s political priorities.</p>