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#Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of ‘no-deal’ #Brexit on EU fisheries

#Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of ‘no-deal’ #Brexit on EU fisheries

| January 25, 2019

Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Commission has today adopted two legislative proposals to help mitigate the significant impact that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would have on EU fisheries. This is part of the Commission’s ongoing preparedness and contingency work and will help ensure a coordinated EU-wide […]

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#Morocco – European Commission urged to press ahead with a new fishery agreement with Rabat

#Morocco – European Commission urged to press ahead with a new fishery agreement with Rabat

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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UK’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention greeted by indifference in Brussels and anger in Ireland

UK’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention greeted by indifference in Brussels and anger in Ireland

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK’s Environment Secretary and leading Brexiteer Michael Gove announced on 2 July that the UK would take “an historic step” towards delivering a fairer deal for the UK fishing industry this week, by triggering the withdrawal from an arrangement that allowed foreign countries access to UK waters, writes Catherine Feore. The London Fisheries Convention, […]

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EU’s farthest-flung #fisheries need funding, say MEPs

EU’s farthest-flung #fisheries need funding, say MEPs

Young fishermen and fish farmers in the EU’s outermost regions (ORs) need financial help and incentives, including money for new boats, Parliament has said. The non-legislative resolution was passed by 428 votes to 64, with 118 abstentions. An amendment to allow EU and national funding to renew the OR fleet was passed by 358 votes […]

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EU #fisheries ministers refuse to support strong proposal for EU fishing fleet in non-EU waters

EU #fisheries ministers refuse to support strong proposal for EU fishing fleet in non-EU waters

Today (28 June), European fisheries ministers have agreed a joint position on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate the sustainable management of the EU external fishing fleet (EC 2015/636), which according to WhoFishesFar.org, totaled 22,085 vessels between 2008-2015. Oceana is disappointed that EU fisheries ministers removed the option that would give the the European Commission […]

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#Fisheries: New plan in the Baltic Sea to grant stability of fishing catches

#Fisheries: New plan in the Baltic Sea to grant stability of fishing catches

A first step towards more stability and predictability of fish stocks in European seas has been made following today’s adoption by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee of a multiannual plan for cod, herring and sprat stocks in the Baltic Sea. The legislation paves the way for the stability of catches thus giving better opportunities to […]

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#Fisheries: “Baltic Plan” gives hope to seabirds but fails to end overfishing

#Fisheries: “Baltic Plan” gives hope to seabirds but fails to end overfishing

Yesterday (16 March 2016) the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission finalized the negotiations on the multi-annual plan for the management of the Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks – the so-called “Baltic Plan”. The “Baltic Plan” is the first plan under the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to […]

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