In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Rohana Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Officer, FAO, talks about the risks and challenges of aquaculture in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and the specific situation of small-scale aqua-farmers.
Spain was to use "persuasion" for the European Parliament (EP) not to ratify – during its full plenary taking which took place in Strasbourg between 9-11 September - the fisheries agreement with Mauritania, Fish Information & Services informed on 9 September.
In this week’s CTA Brussels video interview, Patrick Sorgeloos, professor of Aquaculture at the Ghent University of Belgium, talks about the future of aquaculture in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, and the need of building a sustainable future for the sector.
Closer international co-operation is required to fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana’s Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Geofrey Biekro, told participants at the conference on “Maritime Security in Africa,” which was held in Lagos (Nigeria) between 27-29 August.
The Faroe Islands government is to have reacted furiously to the EU decision to ban its fish exports to the Union, due to unsustainable fishing of herring. The small archipelago, which has Danish sovereignty, is threatening to jeopardise multilateral negotiations on herring quota allocations.
On 20 August, the European Commission adopted a package of measures to address the unsustainable fishing of herring by the Faroe Islands. The measures include the ban of imports of herring and mackerel from the Atlanto-Scandian stocks that has been caught under the control of the Faroe Islands as well as fishery products containing or made of such fish.
Most of the commercial fishery stocks are nearly over-exploited in the west African region, the representatives of the 15 Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) at the 10th session of the ACP-EU regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly - held in Abuja (Nigeria) on 17-19 July – concluded.
Faroe Islands risks import prohibitions and banning of its fishing vessels from EU ports, because of overfishing of Atlanto-Scandian herring, the European Commission announced on 31 July. The announcement came the same day it had received the approval of the member states on the sanctions proposal.
On July 8, the European Commission released a proposal – entitled the “Blue Belt Communication” - to ease custom formalities for ships – reducing red tape, cutting delays in ports and making the sector more competitive.
The European Union has suspended the latest round of trade negotiations with Pacific ACP States (PACPS) on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Vanuatu Daily Post informed on July 11th.