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Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks

EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the European Commission. The Commissioner echoed the words of the scientists that in general, fishing mortality has reduced and stocks are growing, making it a more profitable industry for the fishermen. However, despite this good news, he reiterated that further efforts are needed when it comes to the Mediterranean.

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The RECOICE project was succesfully closed

The EC funded RECOICE project was successfully concluded in June 2016. Project partners of the consortium met at the end of June in Gorizia, Italy to evaluate the prepared prototype and to discuss further steps of future market entry. The Europe 2020 Strategy aims to achieve sustainable development, which includes the efficiency enhancing too. In line with these requirements, there is a continuous drive towards low energy, environmentally friendly solutions, which can provide a reduced carbon footprint. The RECOICE will provide such a solution...

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Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 27-28 June 2016 (Luxemburg)

(28/06/2016) The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Luxembourg on 27 and 28 June 2016. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella and Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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The European Parliament voted the new EU-Mauritania fisheries deal

On 10 May, during its plenary session, the European Parliament voted to give its final consent to the new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Mauritania.

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THE European Court of Auditors (ECA) last week published the results of an audit looking into certain EU fisheries agreements (SPFAs) with non-EU countries

The Commission considers this audit exercise as a positive opportunity for improving the framework of the EU’s bilateral relations with third countries in the field of fisheries. The auditors found that the agreements were generally well managed, but expressed a number of reservations. Many have already been recognised by the Commission and have been anticipated and addressed through the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy in 2013/2014, which has led to substantial improvements in the bilateral agreements concluded since...

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€854 million in EU handouts

The European Commission has adopted investment packages worth a total of €854.7 for the maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden. Denmark will receive €267.6m, including €208.4 m of EU funds, Estonia €129.6m, including €101m of EU funds, Germany €284.6 m, including €219.6 m of EU funds and Sweden €172.9m, including €120.2 of EU funds between 2014-2020. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, welcomed the adoption of the programmes under the...

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THE International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) will hold its annual science conference from 21-25 September in Copenhagen.

The event, taking place in the DGI Byen conference centre, will see over 600 scientists, policy-makers, stakeholders, students, and organization representatives descend on the city to discuss and engage with the latest innovative scientific research. Scientists will present research on a broad spectrum of topics – from ocean acidification and hypoxia to Marine Spatial Planning and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The science will also reflect the wider strategic work being carried out by ICES on climate change, ocean...

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More Stocks to be Fished – Sustainably in Baltic Sea

EU - The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2016.

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Mercadona, Lidl up Spanish market share on fresh fish drives

Supermarket chain Mercadona and discounter Lidl have seen the largest market share growth in Spain last year, on the back of fresh products sales.

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Quality assessment course confirmed

SPACES are now available for an Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course, which is being held in North Wales on 2-6 March. The internationally recognised course, which is organised by Seafish, provides participants with the theory and practice of assessing the quality of fish and fish products. The course content is based on Torry and QIM assessment schemes, which are recognised as the most effective means of objectively assessing fish quality and remaining shelf life. They are used globally by fishmongers, supermarkets, processors, quality...

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