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Blog of Commissioner Damanaki

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FISHERIES CONTROL: PORTUGAL, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY, LATVIA AND MALTA NOW PLAYING BY COMMON RULES NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Day, 23 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
  To achieve sustainable fishing, the revised rules of the Common Fisheries Policy need to be fully respected. But how can we ensure that they are in practice? Well, by efficient and harmonised control systems. In a spirit of subsidiarity, fishe...
COMPENSATION FOR OUR FISHERMEN AFTER RUSSIAN TRADE BAN NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Week, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Earlier this summer, Russia has decided to impose a trade ban on various products from the European Union, from fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy products, including fisheries products. In terms of exports, Russia represents 5 % of EU’s e...
PLANNING AT SEA GOES HAND IN HAND WITH SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF OUR COASTLINES NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
  The European Union has now a new Directive for Maritime Spatial planning. Before proposing, I have worked   together with Commissioner Potočnik to be sure that consistency between sea and coast was there. We asked Member States...
FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING: CONCRETE RESULTS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The  fight against illegal fishing was one of the cornerstones of my five-year mandate as EU Fisheries Commissioner. The reason is obvious: as the world’s biggest importer of fish, the EU has a special responsibility to ensure that the fis...
EU AQUACULTURE: NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
According to this year’s FAO report “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”, fish consumption per capita has soared from 10 kg in the 1960s to more than 19kg in 2012. Fish also accounts for almost 17% of the global population&rsq...
TAILOR-MADE ACTIONS SEA BASIN PER SEA BASIN NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
  Seven seas are surrounding the globe and each of them embraces different challenges and opportunities. In the EU we agreed that there could not be a one-size-fits-all strategy to tackle our maritime potential but that tailor-made actions shoul...
LOOKING BACK: CHANGE IS POSSIBLE IN EUROPE NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
  What I really take away from my five-year mandate at the European Commission is that change is possible in Europe today. It needs time and patience, but my own experience with Europe is a success story of self-criticism and self-renewal. Chang...
POCKET GUIDE TO YOUR BEACH HOLIDAYS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
So, what are your holiday plans? Beach holiday by the sea? If you are, like me, looking forward to enjoying tasty seafood, make sure that you are eating only sustainably fished seafood. How? Well, first, look for the origin of the fish and seafood yo...
BEACHES, FISHING, PIPELINES: WHO GETS WHAT SPACE ON THE SEA? NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Imagine an unmapped land, where windmills would be set in the middle of the regional road and where sunflowers would be planted in the middle of a forest without direct sunlight. You will agree that this is not really optimal. This is why we plan our...
A NEW EU-MOROCCO FISHERIES PROTOCOL IS IN PLACE NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
  This week, Morocco has finally ratified the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement. I know how important this is for the EU’s fisheries sector: after the old protocol ran out in 2011, our fishermen have been waiting for more than two...
ANCHOVY IN THE BAY OF BISCAY: SACRIFICES PAY OFF NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
  Sometimes in life, waiting, even if it is tough, pays off. With the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, I actually see more and more often that this is true. At least that is the case for anchovy, a species that was close to collapse in 2005. Af...
GREECE HANDING OVER EUROPE’S STEERING WHEEL TO ITALY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
  Here we are, in the midst of the “year of the Mediterranean” as Greece handed the EU Presidency of the Council over to Italy this week. I am glad to see the progress made under the Greek Presidency in terms of sustainability of our...
OCEAN HEALTH: LET´S SEIZE THIS INTERNATIONAL MOMENTUM NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
  I have to say: I find it great to witness so much international engagement on ocean governance recently. Just last week, President Obama announced the US commitment to fight illegal fishing and to establish a marine protected area in the Pacif...
FIGHTING THE PLAGUE OF ILLEGAL FISHING NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
  With the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy we want to ensure that the EU market is providing sustainable fish. But since we import 2/3 of the fish we eat in Europe, it is our duty to apply the same sustainability principles to our imports.
“GOING GLOBAL” TO SAFEGUARD OUR OCEANS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
  On 8th June we celebrate the World Oceans Day: an important reminder for all of us to protect our seas and to raise awareness on the tremendous challenges we are still facing. Oceans are full of potential but before we exploit them, we need ru...
EU ELECTIONS: WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH “BUSINESS AS USUAL” NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
The dilemma we’re facing in Europe today is not about Europe becoming ‘too big’: as UK Prime Minister David Cameron himself has recognised recently, we have seen in the fisheries policy that Europe can be small about small things, w...
BLUEFIN TUNA: THE LONG PATH OF RECOVERY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Bluefin Tuna is an emblematic species, fished and appreciated all across the globe. But when I took office four years ago, the state of the stocks was extremely alarming. We were exporting and eating more bluefin tuna th...
NO MORE DRIFTNETS IN OUR WATERS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
  Driftnet fishing – with vertical nets – is an irresponsible practice. It is a non-selective fishery which leads to non-targeted catches. It threatens marine wildlife and species which are protected under EU legislation. Tolerating...
WANT TO CHANGE WHAT EUROPE IS DOING? GO VOTE! NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
  9 May is Europe Day. On the 9th May 1950 Robert Schuman built the foundations of the European edifice. And yes, this edifice is our home. And like every home, we need to continue to build it, protect it and strengthen it. The 28 of us. This ye...
FARMED IN THE EU: LET’S TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Eating fish has many health benefits. It is good for the heart, packed with protein and is an excellent source of nutrients. But the demand for such healthy food grows. And we cannot meet this demand by simply fishing more from our wild fish stocks.