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Blog of Commissioner Damanaki

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BEACHES, FISHING, PIPELINES: WHO GETS WHAT SPACE ON THE SEA? NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Days, 11 Hours, 48 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 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 43 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 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 19 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 3 Weeks, 18 Hours, 41 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 1 Month, 8 Hours, 34 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 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 37 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 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 51 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 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 1 Minute 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 2 Months, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 34 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 23 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 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 46 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 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 26 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.
NO EXCUSES: WE NEED TO PROTECT THE ANTARCTIC NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 7 Hours ago
Did you know that only less than one percent of the world’s oceans are currently set aside as “protected”? Only a handful of those areas are spared human interference altogether. Today’s International Penguin Day reminds us of...
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: THE BELL RINGS FOR THE FINAL PLENARY SESSION NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
This week marks the end of the 7th legislature of the European Parliament. During the past four and a half years, we have achieved a lot together with the Members of the Committee on Fisheries and with the European Parliament as a whole. For the firs...
EUROPEAN UNION AND SOMALIA NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
  Fight against piracy was one of the priorities of the 4th EU-Africa Summit, held this week in Brussels. Our Joint Declaration emphasizes the need to increasingly work together to ensure maritime security. Piracy is one of the threats to secure...
BRINGING TOGETHER EU LEADERS AND CITIZENS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
On March 27th I took part in the Pan-European Citizens’ Dialogue in Brussels, with citizens from all across the EU. Together with Commissioner Olli Rehn we discussed with participants on “Overcoming the crisis: solidity and solidarity&rdq...
THEY SAY OLD HABITS DIE HARD… NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
  From fish egg to adult fish, all species follow important stages of development. And we definitely need to respect this life cycle. Even more now that the state of the stocks is alarming in the Mediterranean. The maths are simple: for one juve...
LESS IS MORE: WE NEED A GLOBAL STRATEGY TO END FISHING OVERCAPACITY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
This week, I have chosen to share the floor on my blog with Mr Pascal Lamy, Global Ocean Commissioner and former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation and Mr Trevor Manuel, Global Ocean Commission Co-Chair and former Finance Minister of So...
FOR A EUROPEAN MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Today, the Commission adopted the proposal I made together with Cathy Ashton on a European Maritime Security Strategy – for the first time ever in the EU. This has been a truly demanding endeavour. Our aim from the beginning was to produce a ho...
PROTECTING THE NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC MACKEREL NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Number of View: 1  Despite this autumn’s slightly more optimistic scientific advice, the North-East Atlantic stock of mackerel remains at risk. Yet, the EU and Coastal States (Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway) have been holding political...