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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 …


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 …


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 …


FAO publishes its “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016” Report

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the scope is global and the topics many and …

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EP Think Tank publishes fact sheet on EU Fisheries and Aquaculture

European aquaculture: is stagnating by contrast with increasing rates of aquaculture production at world level and, in particular, in Asia. To try to dampen this trend, the Commission published two communications with strategies for developing European aquaculture, one in 2002 and another in 2009. The 2002 strategy failed to increase European …