Issue #27, 27 March 2015
ISSN 2315-084X

Maritime stakeholders confirm joint efforts for Blue Growth in Baltic Sea Region

The Conference of Maritime Stakeholders Platform in the Baltic Sea Region in Kiel (26 & 27 March 2015) brought together all key maritime stakeholders from business, academia and the public sector across the Baltic Sea region to discuss smart specialisation, maritime technologies and skills and employment. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, who opened the conference, said: "The Baltic Sea area is known for its focus on innovation and sustainable technologies. I am proud to be part of an event that aims to promote stronger cross-regional cooperation between maritime technology innovators and operators and thus contribute to a more sustainable use of the Baltic Sea and reinforce the competitiveness of the European Maritime economy".
Council adopts measures to help sea bass to recover
The Council has adopted measures to help sea bass recover. For recreational fishing, which accounts for 25% of sea bass mortality, the decision will mean the introduction of a limit of three fish per day per angler. Learn more about sea bass with our infographic (available in English and in French).
36 fisheries in North East Atlantic sustainable in 2015
The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Seafood Expo Global (Brussels, 21-23 April 2015): EU markets improve consumers' information and drive good governance in fisheries
Visit the European Commission stand (Hall 7 – 1411) to meet our team of experts and take part to the short information sessions on the new rules for labels accompanying all fishery and aquaculture products for EU consumers.
Register for the European Maritime Day 2015, Piraeus, 28 & 29 May
The European Maritime Day Conference 2015 is approaching. Register now to attend the conference (registration is free - all participants must register in advance). This is an opportunity to expand your international network, explore new ideas, and create new opportunities by participating to the special matchmaking event.
EU funding success stories: Attracting young people to professional fishing in Finland
Thanks to the combination of an apprenticeship project for young fishers and FLAG support to improve a local fishing business, 33 year old Tanja is now a successful fisherwoman and entrepreneur, selling her fresh and processed produce directly to consumers.
Publication of a new Call for Expressions of Interest to establish a new list of experts
The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy has published a Call for Expressions of Interest to set up a list of external experts to support Cohesion Policy, regional and urban development. This particular call is interesting for experts in maritime and fisheries issues as well as those involved in the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
Events
Seafood Expo Global
21/04/2015 — 23/04/2015
Offshore Patrol & Security, Portsmouth, UK
22/04/2015 — 23/04/2015
Growth in Blue Bio-economy
02/06/2015 — 03/06/2015
Funding Opportunities
Publications and studies
Infographics
Public consultations
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