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Parliament and Council reach political agreement on basic regulation NEW
CFP Reform Watch 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
At 3:30 in the morning of 30 May, the European Parliament and Council reached political agreement on the main points [...]...
Fish for the Future (Peix per a demà): Beginners' Guide to the Common Fisheries Policy NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
La Política Europea de pesca pot semblar molt complicada. De fet, però, és ben senzilla: es tracta de pescar menys avui, per tal que demà hi pugui haver peix als mars. La infografia que adjunto ajuda a entendre el problema...
Swaziland fishery laws outdated NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Experts have observed that Swaziland’s fishery laws are very outdated. The ACP Fish II Southern Africa Regional Manager, Leone Tarabusi, said fisheries in Swaziland were governed by the Protection of Fresh Water Fish Act of 1937 and regulations pro...
La politique de la pêche d’échecs en échecs NEW
Nouvelles d'Europe 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
La politique européenne de la pêche est révisée tous les 10 ans. Les propositions de la Commission européenne, comme les compromis récemment adoptés par les Etats ne font que renouveler les échecs passés de la politique européenne...
EU Fischfang: Auch 2012 auf Ausbeutungskurs NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Greenpeace - ScreenshotEuropas Meere gelten zu mindestens zwei Dritteln als überfischt. Europas Fischerei-Management gilt als eines der schlechtesten auf der Welt. Brüssel will zwar das Leerfischen der Gewässer stoppen und hat daher vorgeschl...
Kritiserat stöd för modernare fiskebåtar lever vidare NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Sverige kompromissade i mötet med de andra fiskeministrarna. Det hårt kritiserade stödet till fiskare som byter till nya båtmotorer eller tar gamla båtar ur användning blir kvar.
Fiskeriminister: Burde være gået længere NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Mette Gjerskov (S) mener, EU's 27 medlemslande burde være gået længere i forsøget på at redde europas fiskebestande til topmøde i Luxembourg. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Cyprus Presidency reaches its basic target on fisheries NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 23 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
EU Fisheries Ministers took another firm step towards the Common Fisheries policy (CFP) reform today, as they reached a partial general approach for the Legislative proposal for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020. Taking into a...
Pêche : pourvu que ça dure NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Soucieux de la préservation des poissons comme des pêcheurs, le Blogueur enquête au Danemark, qui réduit la surpêche et la surcapacité par un système de quotas individuels à vendre ou à louer ; en Catalogne, où pêcheurs, scientifiques et...
Diese Woche: Fischt Fischers Fritz noch Fisch? NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Alles im Lot auf dem Boot? Der Blogger präsentiert euch diese Woche eine umfangreiche Sendung - von Backbord bis Steuerbord - über europäische Fischer.
EU køber fisk fra piratskibe NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Fisk, der er fanget ulovligt ud for Vestafrika, bliver sat til salg i EU. Det viser ny rapport. - Nyheder...
Aquaculture: a big role in terms of food security NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
A major international initiative has been launched to better understand the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries. Bringing together a global alliance of development agencies, governments and universities, the initiative will help lo...
EU-Côte d'Ivoire negotiations for a new FPA protocol ongoing NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
During the course of the 3186th Council meeting, ministers adopted a decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations on behalf of the EU for a new protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement with the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire.
MS think EU-Mauritania fisheries protocol is not viable NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Following the request of the Spanish delegation, ministers were briefed by the Commission on the fisheries protocol between the EU and Mauritania that, as we informed our readers, was initialed in July this year.
EMFF to help attain CFP objectives NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
During the course of the last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries, ministers had an orientation debate on a proposal for a new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). This proposal is related both to the Multiannual Financial Framework...
La Comisión de Pesca pide más transparencia en la negociación de la nueva OCM. NEW
Salvador Garriga 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Los eurodiputados españoles que forman parte de la Comisión de Pesca en el Parlamento Europeo, entre los que se encuentra el asturiano Salvador Garriga, han valorado muy positivamente el resultado del informe de la Comisión sobre la propuesta para...
Ministers adopt a regulation to better protect fish stocks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
During the course of the last Council meeting on agriculture and Fisheries, ministers have adopted a regulation on certain measures in relation to countries allowing non-sustainable fishing for the purpose of conservation of fish stocks following a f...
Les 10 demandes verdes per encarar la reforma de la Política Pesquera Comuna de la UE el 2012 NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Els recursos marins són un bé públic, no un recurs privat. Per tant, el dret a explotar aquest bé comú ha de ser assignat d'acord amb criteris que garanteixin que la pesca contribueix a l'interès públic. Els Verds proposem que l'assignació de...
Towards a more sustainable fishing policy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The European Parliament has recently adopted a report on the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources. According a recent press release by ALDE, Nils Torvalds took over the report from his predecessor, current Minister of Defence in Finland -...
Study calls for fishing ban across Europe to rebuild stocks NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 12 Minutes ago
Sustainable fish stocks and vast profits could be achieved by calling a temporary suspension to the catching of some of Europe's overfished species, a London-based think-tank claims...
Resolving Iceland’s mackerel war may be crucial to the country joining the EU NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
In the third of three articles for EUROPP on Iceland’s EU accession process, Benjamin Leruth looks at the importance of the country’s fisheries, and the ongoing dispute or ‘mackerel war’ between the country and the EU over fishing rights. Unt...
COMMISSION, PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL TOGETHER AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE FISHING NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Number of View: 37The European Parliament endorsed yesterday with an overwhelming majority of 659 to 11votes the proposal that the European Commission tabled in December last year, authorising the Commission to impose a range of measures against thir...
EP empowers EC to ban EU imports from overfished stocks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The European Parliament passed new rules empowering the European Commission to ban EU imports of fish from overfished stocks. According to MEPs, bans should discourage massive overfishing of mackerel by Iceland and the Faroe Islands. In other votes,...
Europaparlament beschließt Regelungen zum Schutz der Ostsee NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Die Reform der EU-Fischereipolitik stand diese Woche im Europaparlament auf der Tagesordnung. Den Mittelpunkt der Debatte bildete die nachhaltige Ausrichtung der europäischen Fischerei.
Reforming the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Fish do not recognise frontiers, so sustainable exploitation of the resources of the sea requires joint management. The EU is also a major market for fisheries and aquaculture products. A set of proposals to reform the essentials of the EU Common Fis...
REFLECTING ON THE MINISTERIAL MEETING ON MACKEREL MANAGEMENT NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Number of View: 68In an effort to come out of the deadlock, I have hosted on the 3rd of September a ministerial meeting between Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, being the four coastal parties which should commonly manage the mackerel stock in t...
Deductions of fishing quotas to address damage NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The European Commission recently announced deductions from 2012 fishing quotas of those Member States that had exceeded their quotas in 2011. Through deductions the Commission can immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the...
EU Fishing Reform: Time for a 360 degrees approach – by Alice Fourrier NEW
the FRIDE blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 13 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
On the 13th of July 2011, the EU Commission proposed a common fisheries reform that will be voted in Parliament in September 2012. Given the rapid depletion of fish resources in European waters, the reform is a much needed initiative towards sustaina...
FISHING PROTECTED AREAS IN THE AEGEAN SEA NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours ago
Number of View: 10In several meetings I recently had with fishermen, organisations and active citizens on the Aegean islands, I observed that the idea of Fishing Protected Areas is being revived. In the region of the Aegean Sea, and especially in the...
Miljardavtal ska stoppa överfiskning NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
EU har skrivit under ett avtal med västafrikanska Mauretanien för att europeiska båtar ska få fiska i landets vatten. EU-parlamentariker Isabella Lövin beskriver det nya avtalet som ett steg framåt. Medan fiskeindustrin kallar uppgörelsen för...
Mauritania: ensuring sustainable fisheries abroad NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Number of View: 32As I have already stated on this blog (see “A new generation of Fisheries Partnership Agreements“), our efforts for ensuring sustainability make little sense if we don’t make sure that the same commitment is taken...
EC to lead new measures for better protection for deep-sea stocks NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
New measures to regulate fishing for deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic have been proposed by the European Commission, as deep sea ecosystems and the species that live in them are particularly vulnerable to human activities. The new regul...
DEEP-SEA FISHERIES: PROTECTING HABITATS AT RISK, SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE JOBS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Years, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Number of View: 29Last week, the Commission adopted my proposal to regulate fishing for deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic and phase out those fishing gears that specifically target deep sea species in a less sustainable manner. To set this...
PECH Commiittee keen to empower EC on fish import ban NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The European Commission may receive the power to ban EU imports of fish from overfished stocks and related species, after the EP Fisheries (PECH) Committee endorsed a new deal to this effect. The agreement still needs to be endorsed by Parliament...
Steps against unsustainable fishing NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
According to a recent press release by the Council of the EU, the Committee of Permanent Representatives supported the compromise text agreed by the Council and the EP for a regulation on certain measures in relation to unsustainable fishing fishi...
Rio +20 boost for EU fisheries policy reform? NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 2 Years, 1 Month, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The word “sustainability” can cover a multitude of interpretations, but when it comes to fisheries policy there is no ambiguity:  today’s overfishing means tomorrow’s collapsing fish stocks. Until recently the Common Fisheries Policy has...
Rio +20 boost for EU fisheries policy reform? NEW
Michael Berendt’s blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 15 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The word “sustainability” can cover a multitude of interpretations, but when it comes to fisheries policy there is no ambiguity:  today’s overfishing means tomorrow’s collapsing fish stocks. Until recently the Common Fisheries Policy has...
Facts+Figures: Fischerei in Europa NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 1 Month, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Die EU hat weltweit die flächengrößten Hoheitsgewässer. In ihren 1200 Häfen liegt die größte Handelsflotte der Welt, über die 90 Prozent des Außenhandels und 40  Prozent  des Binnenhandels der EU abgewickelt werden. Die Europ...
Multi-annual recovery plan for bluefin tuna - Adoption NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The 3173rd Council meeting on Environment held in Luxembourg on 11 June 2012 adopted an amendment to regulation 302/2009 concerning a multi-annual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean following a first reading agre...
Live blogging: EU Council meeting on Fisheries of 12-13 June 2012 (night session) NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Live blogging of the night session of the EU Council meeting on Fisheries of 12-13 June 2012 based on live stream (from English interpretation provided). May contain mistakes and miss certain aspects – check against recorded video! For background...
Live blogging: EU Council meeting on Fisheries of 12 June 2012 (morning session) NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Live blogging of the morning session of the EU Council meeting on Fisheries of 12 June 2012 based on live stream (from English interpretation provided). May contain mistakes and miss certain aspects! For background see my earlier post. Previous live...
The Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy: (No) General Approach for the June Council NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
On Tuesday, the EU Council on Fisheries meets in Luxembourg to discuss its general approach for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (agenda, Council background note, Presidency progress report). CFP Reform Watch has already covered the major is...
Live blogging: EU Council on Fisheries, morning session 14 May 2012 NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Live blogging of the morning session of the EU Council meeting on Fisheries of 14 May 2012 (background here). May contain mistakes and miss certain aspects! 12:50 END OF LIVE BLOGGING 12:45 Danish Presidency: It is difficult to conclude after this di...
Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy: Upcoming debates in May NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The EU’s Council of Ministers is slowly approaching the decisive phase for the future Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). After two orientation debates in March and in April, the May Fisheries Council will close this round with a last debate on envi...
il-blog ta' George Pullicino | Rimi ta' ħut NEW
georgepullicino.blogspot.de, 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Can A Fictional Character Break EU Law? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Apparently yes. Here's a peculiar story which is all over Italian media: according to Italian papers, the EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has written a letter to the 86-year-old, famous Italian writer Andrea Camilleri complaining - somewhat...
LONDON: AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The initiative of making London the first Sustainable Fish City in the world is gaining momentum, also thanks to the Sustainable Fish Forum that took place in London on 24 January. I had the chance to partake in the event, organised by the Marine Con...
Finns det svenska EU-parlamentariker som stödjer EU:s fiskeavtalspolitik? NEW
EUNyheter 2 Years, 8 Months, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Tisdagen den 27 september röstade EU-parlamentet om ett partnerskapsavtal om fiske mellan EU och Kap Verde (Gallagherbetänkandet A7-0299/2011). Det var ett godkännandeförfarande från EU-parlamentets sida, vilket ger EU-parlamentet vetorätt. EU:...
Comoros islands commit to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Minutes ago
A delegation of the European Commission and a delegation of the Union of Comoros met within the framework of the Joint Committee to discuss issues linked to the implementation of the Fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and the Union of...
Regeringens fiskestrategi håller inte NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Gå från ord till handling i EU och rösta nej till nya fiskeavtal med utvecklingsländer. Det skriver Jonas Sjöstedt (V) i en slutreplik.Lars Tysklind (FP) bemöter i Europaportalen den kritik jag riktar mot de borgerliga partierna i fråga om EU:...
Rättvisa fiskeavtal viktigt för Sverige NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
EU:s fiskeavtal med tredje land måste upphöra. Strategin är att stegvis vrida fiskeripolitiken i rätt riktning. Det skriver Lars Tysklind (FP), ansvarig för fiskefrågor, i replik till Jonas Sjöstedt (V).Jonas Sjöstedt och Vänsterpartiet har...
Nova oportunitat per a salvar la Tonyina Atlàntica (i darrera d'ella, les altres espècies marines) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Demà comença oficialment la 22 Sessió Ordinària de la Comissió Internacional per a la Conservació de la Tonyina Atlàntica (la ICCAT, segons les sigles en anglès). En tant que ponent al Parlament...
DON’T KILL THE (GODS’) MESSENGER NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Technically, we refer to them as “cetaceans by-catch”, but the awkward feelings you get looking at the picture of a dolphin entangled in a fishing net, dead, clearly show how this definition is cold. In Greek mythology, dolphins were mess...
The origins of the Fisheries Common Policy/Els origens de la Política Pesquera Comuna (EuroFishTv ep. 1) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 10 Months, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Heus aquí una humorística versió de l'origen de la Política Pesquera Comuna, actualment en revisió. Les pressions dels diferents sectors afectats, lògicament, ja s'estan fent sentir. La qüestió &e...
Acord Pesca UE-Marroc: és hora que la Cort Europea de Justícia es pronunciï / EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, Western Sahara: MEPs seek to have controversial agreement referred to ECJ for legal opinion NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Després d'haver aconseguit reunir les 74 signatures que necessitàvem avui hem entrat al registre la proposta de resolució en què demanem que el Parlament Europeu elevi la qüestió del controvertit Acor...
EU-US: A PARTNERSHIP TO ERADICATE ILLEGAL FISHING NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
I am just on my way back from the United States, where I did sign a significant agreement between Europe and the US administration on putting an end to pirate fishing with Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and...
Perquè lidero una iniciativa al Parlament Europeu per dur l'Acord de Pesca UE-Marroc davant Cort Europea de Justícia NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Tal i com esmentava en el meu apunt d'ahir, una altra de les iniciatives que he emprès aquesta setmana, juntament amb el col:lega del Grup ALDE, Andrew Duff, és una recollida de signatures entre membres del Parlament per tal de presenta...
”Ta avtalet till EU-domstolen” NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
I EU-parlamentet kritiserades i dag EU:s fiskeavtal med Marocko. Flera ledamöter vill ta avtalet till EU-domstolen.EU:s fiskeavtal med Marocko bör tas till EU-domstolen för att prövas. Det krävde i dag flera ledamöter i EU-parlamentets fiskeuts...
How the EU quietly empties African waters NEW
Mount EUlympus 3 Years, 1 Week, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Making European fisheries more sustainable, stop overfishing and ban fish discards - those are the centerpieces of the new European fisheries policy. Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki presented it to the media and the European Parliament last wee...
Il mercato del pesce nuovo NEW
Straneuropa 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours ago
La Commissione vuole le concessioni a 15 anni. Presto i pescatori potranno lucrare sulla loro attività potenziale e non esercitarla, vendere i branzini che non hanno preso in rete, sostituire un esercizio responsabile con il business, visto ch...
New plans proposed to preserve EU fish populations NEW
i on europe 3 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
By DON MELVIN BRUSSELS (AP) – Fish populations are being depleted to such an extent that Europe’s children face the prospect of a future where they’ll see fish only in pictures and not on their plates, a senior European Union offici...
UE/Marroc: Pesca a canvi de silenci? NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Em llevo pendent d'una de les institucions més opaques de la família europea, el COREPER(o Comitè de Representants Permanents dels governs dels Estats membre). Està previst que avui la Comissió hi presenti el seu pu...
War clouds threaten, and swords rattle in their sheaths, and the new Continental system is unwrapped. NEW
England Expects 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
We are to go to war again, with Iceland. Richard Benyon, the landlocked farmer who represents these Isles on fisheries matters is off to Brussels tomorrow, nomibnally to fight for British fishing. He has of course used that traditional old line,Envir...
EU research achieves breakthrough as fish spawn in captivity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
EU scientists have succeeded in obtaining viable mass eggs from Atlantic bluefin tuna in captivity, using natural means and without any hormonal induction. If breeding can be developed on a commercial scale, pressure on endangered wild stocks could b...
More controls over third-party vessels NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Spain's Ministry for the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM) has established controls over vessels from third-party countries to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
Europe in fish debt to rest of the world NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Starting last Friday (10th July), Europeans began to accumulate yet another debt -- fish debt, actually. At least that's what several economists and marine conservationists say. Their new report indicates that Europeans consume almost twice as much f...
Agricultural policy priorities of Belgian Presidency NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
At the 3026th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 12 July 2010, Ms Sabine LARUELLE and Mr Kris PEETERS gave a brief presentation on the Belgian Presidency work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sectors. The agric...
New study highlights EU dependence on fish imports NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
European Union (EU) citizens are eating more fish than can be produced in EU waters and are thereby increasingly dependent on imports, according to a new report by the think tank nef (New Economics Foundation) and OCEAN2012.  The study, Fish Depende...
Council Conclusions: Simplification of agriculture legislation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 held an exchange of views on the simplification of agriculture legislation following a presentation by the Commissioners in charge of Agriculture and Rural Dev...
Council conclusions: Bluefin tuna documentation programme NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 adopted a regulation establishing a catch documentation programme for bluefin tuna, following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament under the...
Council conclusions: Reform of the CFP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 had an exchange of views on the available policy options for the reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP) following a presentation by Commissioner Damanaki.
Council conclusions: Fishing opportunities for 2011 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 has hold an exchange of views on fishing opportunities for 2011 on the basis of the Commission's communication. The communication sets out the general approac...
S&D push for more sustainable fisheries policy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
New impetus for sustainable aquaculture and fisheries policy was given today in Strasbourg, following the adoption of two reports backed by European Socialists and Democrats. "The debate on fishery seems often to be a matter of intensive fishery vs.
Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food safety, and Marine Biotechnology projects NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
In FP7, marine related projects are to be found across all themes of the Specific programme COOPERATION.Theme 2: "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies" plays a key role to support marine related research projects through 3 activities.
Main ACP-EU events for the week of 28th June to 2nd July 2010 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 20 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
European Parliament (Brussels): - 28th June: Meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Development CommitteeEU Presidency: - 28th to 29th June (Luxembourg): Council of Agriculture and Fisheries- 1st July: Belgium takes over the Presidency of the  Europea...
EU orders industrial tuna fishing ban NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In the wake of huge depletion in stocks of bluefin tuna, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki decided on the 9th June to ban large-scale bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic. The ban has already come into effect. The ban...
Main ACP-EU events for the week of 21st to 25th June 2010 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
European Parliament (Brussels): - 22nd June: Hearing on the external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy- 22nd June: Commissioner De Gucht at the Committee on International Trade EU Presidency: - 24th June (Luxembourg): Council of Telecommunicat...
If I was a prawn I would be terrified NEW
England Expects 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Seafood fears as Iceland-EU talks openOf course this is pretty serious stuff. Iceland, along with Norway have maintained their fish stocks by steering well clear of the Common Fisheries Policy and it was unnerving to see the sight of French, Spanish...
EU stoppar fisket av blåfenad tonfisk NEW
Europabloggen 4 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Från och med i dag är det förbjudet att fiska blåfenad tonfisk i Medelhavet och östra Atlanten. Årets kvot är redan full och EU-kommissionen har infört ett omedelbart stopp av fisket.Blåfenad tonfisk är en oerhört lukrativ fångstart där...
Report on EU-Africa fishing agreements NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
On 6 April, France's Economic, Social and Environmental Council published a report on fisheries partnership agreements (FPA) between the European Union and African states. As part of its review of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) post-2013, the Euro...
Bas Eickhout bij de Wereldomroep over regels tegen overbevissing NEW
GroenLinks Europa 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 55 Minutes ago
GroenLinks-Europarlementariër Bas Eickhout reageerde vandaag voor de Wereldomroep op de Europese regels tegen overbevissing. Vanaf 1 juni 2010 is het verboden om sleepnetten te gebruiken, om minder dan 1,5 mijl buiten de kust te vissen en moeten de...
Commission seeks to get fisheries management on track in 2011 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The European Commission published recently its report launching discussions on fishing opportunities in EU waters in 2011. The document sets out how the Commission intends to act on the scientific advice it receives on the state of fish stocks when...
Something fishy? NEW
the Brussel Jungle 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The European Commission website CORDIS has reported that a Study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment finds 25% of fish on sale in Ireland are mislabelled, other types of fish being sold as cod or haddock. Similar resul...
EU vows to tackle overfishing with policy overhaul NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
European Union ministers on Wednesday vowed to overhaul their 840 million euro-a-year fishing subsidies policy by next year to avoid overfishing and make the industry more sustainable.In British waters alone, scientists estimate fish stocks have decl...
Fish & Fields: EU reforms for the better? NEW
Julien Frisch 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
CAP and CFP are the EU abbreviations of the week, but they will remain extremely important for the months to come. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) of the European Union need reform, and with the informal me...
Common Fishery Policy, Data Blogging & Transparency in the EU Council - updated NEW
Julien Frisch 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Update: See the visualisation of this blog post that I have done as a follow-up. This blog post is definitely among the most work-, research- and lern-intensive I have ever written, and I still feel I haven't done enough, even knowing that the artic...