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International ocean governance: EU’s contribution for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans

Brussels, 10 November 2016 The global ocean economy is estimated at €1.3 trillion. Climate change, poverty and food security are some of the global challenges that can be effectively addressed, if oceans are better protected and sustainably managed. The Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy …

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Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2017

In preparation for the December Fisheries Council, where Member States will negotiate fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2017, the Commission is presenting its proposal for healthy and sustainable stocks. Today the Commission is presenting its proposal on fishing quotas for next year in the Atlantic and …

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Discards phase-out: New landing obligations adopted for the Atlantic and the North Sea

This month the Commission adopted three Delegated Regulations establishing discard plans for certain demersal fisheries and one for pelagic fishery. Discard plans are a temporary measure facilitating the phase-out of discards and the phase-in of a new region-specific style of fisheries management. The new plans concern certain demersal fisheries in …

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European Commission promotes EU aquaculture at Edinburgh conference

Fish farmed in the European Union is among the best in the world: a tasty, high-quality dish produced according to the world’s strictest health and environmental standards. European aquaculture is also a sector with vast growth potential: today, 57% of the farmed fish consumed in the EU is imported. To …

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New, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: Commission clarifies rules for Member States

The European Commission has taken another step in fleshing out the rules for data collection in the fisheries sector. Guidance published today will give the Member States, who are responsible for the collection of relevant data, a clearer idea on how to build sound data collection plans for the period …

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The European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) is an international environmental NGO based in Brussels, with the main objective to promote the sustainable use of natural renewable resources both in Europe and worldwide. EBCD is offering an internship position beginning in September (dates are flexible). Assisting the Fisheries and Marine …