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#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

#BalticSeaFishStocks remain in crisis – NGOs call for closures of #Herring and #Cod stocks

| May 29, 2020

Responding to today’s (29 May) publication of annual scientific advice for EU fishing limits for 2021 in the Baltic Sea by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), which finds important Baltic fish populations remain in a state of crisis, and the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem in very poor health [1], a group […]

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Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

Scientists call for immediate EU action to protect dolphins and porpoises following NGO request

| May 28, 2020

Scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) have published landmark advice on 26 May, warning the European Commission that immediate action is needed to protect two critically vulnerable marine species. A group of NGOs has welcomed the move, which came in response to their major intervention last year. ICES has urged the Commission […]

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#CPMR calls for an ambitious EU budget proposal  to end division in Europe

#CPMR calls for an ambitious EU budget proposal to end division in Europe

| April 9, 2020

A common threat like the coronavirus calls for co-ordinated European action and solidarity among member states. Although the European Commission has been quick to adopt extraordinary measures, the European Union needs to do much more to show its citizens leadership in difficult times. The upcoming review of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework proposal, provides the […]

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Eustice ‘optimistic’ about reaching #EUFishingAgreement by July

Eustice ‘optimistic’ about reaching #EUFishingAgreement by July

| March 5, 2020

Environment Minister George Eustice (pictured) said on Wednesday (4 March) he was optimistic an agreement could be reached with the European Union over future fishing rights by July, writes Kylie MacLellan.  Eustice told a committee of members from the upper house of parliament that Britain, which wants a partnership agreement setting out the process for […]

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Regions from frugal member states against budget cutback for #CohesionPolicy

Regions from frugal member states against budget cutback for #CohesionPolicy

| February 20, 2020

Member Regions of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) belonging to member states that are supporting a smaller EU budget for the 2021-2027 financial framework (MFF), have jointly reacted to the draft negotiating box presented by European Council President Charles Michel. The CPMR regions of Bremen (DE), Flevoland (NL), Gotland (SE), Jämtland Härjedalen (SE), […]

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Fuel Industry must work to reduce shipping’s #BlackCarbon and #CO2Emissions

Fuel Industry must work to reduce shipping’s #BlackCarbon and #CO2Emissions

| February 11, 2020

Responding to last week’s collective and individual responses from the co-authors of the Joint Industry Guidance on ‘The supply and use of 0.5% -sulphur marine fuel’ including IBIA, Concawe and others, the 18-member Clean Arctic Alliance has published an open letter to industry requesting that not only should individual organizations and companies take responsibility for […]

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European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million #BlueInvestFund

European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million #BlueInvestFund

| February 5, 2020

During the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund launched the BlueInvest Fund. This is a €75 million equity investment fund for the blue economy which will be managed by the EIF and provide financing to underlying equity funds that strategically target and support the innovative blue economy. The blue economy […]

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