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Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

| April 19, 2019

After more than three years’ work, the European Parliament has adopted new simplified and regionally-adaptable rules on how, where and when fishermen can fish. Over the past few years, the legislation, which aims at limiting unwanted catches and reducing the impact of fishing activities on natural resources and ecosystems, has developed into a very complex […]

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NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

| April 11, 2019

Environmental organizations all over Europe join forces in responding with great concern to a newly released report from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Once again the annual report reveals an alarming lack of progress from the EU in implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and honoring the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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#Fisheries – Commissioner Vella presents EU contingency plans to help mitigate the impact of no-deal #Brexit on fisheries

#Fisheries – Commissioner Vella presents EU contingency plans to help mitigate the impact of no-deal #Brexit on fisheries

| April 8, 2019

Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella has presented contingency measures to mitigate the impact on fisheries in case of a no-deal Brexit. The acts, tabled by the European Commission in January, have been agreed by member states and the European Parliament at the end of March, in record time. Underscoring that the EU stands shoulder […]

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MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

MEPs back first EU management plan for #FishStocks in #WesternMediterranean

| April 4, 2019

A plan to manage fishing efforts and preserve stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea for demersal species was approved by MEPs on Thursday (4 April). The new plan covering demersal fish stocks, such as shrimps and Norway lobsters, aims to ensure that stocks can be exploited while maintaining their reproductive capacity. It should be evaluated […]

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#EUBorderAndCoastGuard – New corps of 10,000 border and coast guards by 2027

#EUBorderAndCoastGuard – New corps of 10,000 border and coast guards by 2027

| March 29, 2019

New measures strengthening the European Border and Coast Guard to secure the EU’s borders were agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators, on Thursday (28 March). The provisionally agreed changes to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) aim to remedy the current shortcomings and better respond to the present needs in security and migration. […]

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More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

| February 22, 2019

NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12[1] of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to protect what little remains of the eastern Baltic cod stock. This stock […]

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Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

| February 22, 2019

The European Commission can confirm that on 19 February 2019 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several member states at the premises of several companies in the sector of farmed Atlantic salmon. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices (Article […]

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