Fishing

FISHERIES: COMMISSION PROPOSES HIGHER CATCHES FOR ANCHOVY IN THE BAY OF BISCAY
Pubblicato il 09/07/2014

FISHERIES: COMMISSION PROPOSES HIGHER CATCHES FOR ANCHOVY IN THE BAY OF BISCAY

The European Commission today proposed to increase the fishing opportunities of anchovy in the Bay of Biscay by 18% to allow catches of 20,100 tonnes for the period 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. This total allowable catch (TAC) is based on recent scientific advice confirming that the stock […]

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UE COMMISSION WELCOMES PARLIAMENT’S ADOPTION OF MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING LEGISLATION
Pubblicato il 17/04/2014

UE COMMISSION WELCOMES PARLIAMENT’S ADOPTION OF MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING LEGISLATION

The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible. In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space […]

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CALIFORNIA BANS FISHING IN SEVERAL RIVERS IN MIDST OF DROUGHT
Pubblicato il 31/01/2014

CALIFORNIA BANS FISHING IN SEVERAL RIVERS IN MIDST OF DROUGHT

California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state’s driest year on record. Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State’s waters could prevent them from migrating and spawning, according […]

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CANADIAN LOBSTER AND CRAB FISHERIES ACCUSED OF ENDANGERING WHALES
Pubblicato il 08/01/2014

CANADIAN LOBSTER AND CRAB FISHERIES ACCUSED OF ENDANGERING WHALES

Canada’s lobster and crab fisheries pose an “extinction-level threat” to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, according to a new U.S. report calling for an American boycott of “negligent” foreign fish supplies. The wide-ranging study of at-risk sea mammals by the Natural Resources Defense Council lists Canada first among foreign […]

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GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW SUSTAINABLE EU FISHERIES POLICY FROM 2014
Pubblicato il 08/01/2014

GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW SUSTAINABLE EU FISHERIES POLICY FROM 2014

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package, including measures to halt overfishing and a ban on discarding fish at sea, Parliament’s key aims, was approved in a final plenary vote in december. Labelling rules have also been overhauled, to improve information for consumers. The new legislation should allow for more […]

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION INTENSIFIES THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING
Pubblicato il 26/11/2013

EUROPEAN COMMISSION INTENSIFIES THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING BELIZE, CAMBODIA AND GUINEA NON COOPERATING THIRD COUNTRIES

Following a formal warning one year ago (IP/12/1215), the European Commission today intensifies its fight against illegal fishing by identifying Belize, Cambodia and Guinea as non-cooperating third countries. Despite the Commission working closely with the countries’ authorities to set up fisheries management and effective control measures, these three countries have […]

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COMMISSION PROPOSES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BALTIC SEA FOR 2014
Pubblicato il 22/08/2013

COMMISSION PROPOSES FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BALTIC SEA FOR 2014 SHALL BE DISCUSSED BY THE MEMBER STATES' MINISTERS IN OCTOBER

The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2014. This is the annual proposal for the amount of fish which can be caught by EU fishermen from the main commercial fish stocks in the Baltic Sea next year. The proposals are based on […]

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EU COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DEDUCTIONS FROM 2013 FISHING QUOTAS
Pubblicato il 08/08/2013

EU COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DEDUCTIONS FROM 2013 FISHING QUOTAS DAMANAKI: OUR PRIORITY IS ENSURE THAT THE RULES ARE ENFORCED

The European Commission has today announced deductions from 2013 fishing quotas for those Member States that declared having exceeded their quotas in 2012. This yearly deduction exercise allows the Commission to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by […]

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COMMISSION ADOPTED TRADE MEASURES WITH REGARD TO THE FAROE ISLAND
Pubblicato il 31/07/2013

COMMISSION ADOPTED TRADE MEASURES WITH REGARD TO THE FAROE ISLAND THE FINAL DECISION CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE COURSE OF AUGUST

The Commission confirms that the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture has today provided a favourable opinion backing a proposal of the European Commission for a Regulation adopting trade measures with regard to the Faroe Islands. Commissioner Damanaki welcomed this support, which allows the Commission to move ahead in ensuring a […]

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DAMANAKI WELCOMES AGREEMENT ON REFORM CFP
Pubblicato il 30/05/2013

DAMANAKI WELCOMES AGREEMENT ON REFORM CFP TO BE SOLVED FOUR KEY ISSUES

Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs has welcomed the agreement on a new, reformed fisheries policy for the EU reached between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. The agreement sees the culmination of an extended process which begun with a lengthy consultation process that in […]

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