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Commission endorses extension of Belgian seafarer scheme for #MaritimeTransport

Commission endorses extension of Belgian seafarer scheme for #MaritimeTransport

| April 28, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the extension to new types of vessels of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in Belgium. Under the existing scheme, seafarers employed on self-propelled vessels registered in a member state of the European Economic Area can benefit from a reduction of social security contributions. […]

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Commission approves €20 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector in #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €20 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector in #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 15, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Portuguese scheme to support the Portuguese fishery and aquaculture sector in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. The public support will consist in the provision of loans […]

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#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

#Oceana urges strong ambition to restore nature and oceans, EU to lead by example #Biodiversity2020 #NatureAlert

| March 4, 2020

On 3 March, the European Commission and the UN Environment Programme launched a Global Coalition for Biodiversity, building momentum ahead of the international negotiations of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity COP15 in China in October 2020. Oceana welcomes this call for action and urges all governments to agree on ambitious post-2020 targets that protect […]

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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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#OurFish response to Commission ban on eastern Baltic cod: Too little, too late

#OurFish response to Commission ban on eastern Baltic cod: Too little, too late

| July 25, 2019

Our Fish has given a guarded welcome to the European Commission announcement of “emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse” by banning, “with immediate effect, commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea until 31 December 2019”. Our Fish believes that the ban is too little too […]

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Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

| February 13, 2019

The Trilogue on ‘Minimum level of training of seafarers’, took place on 11 February.  The importance of the human element when it comes to safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment is recognized at EU level. Improving the education, training and certification of seafarers has been considered particularly important with a view […]

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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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