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Thursday, 20 September 2018
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 proposing catch limits and quotas for next year.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Mr. Gnitassoun Dénagnon, Head of Monitoring and Control of Fishing Products and Industry, Directorate of Fisheries – Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, in Benin, about his experience with the EPA.Benin has used the TRACES system to certify fishery products intended for the EU since September 2009.

The commission's fisheries director general has said that EU's future common fisheries policy (CFP) will be "drastically different" following upcoming reforms.

Friday, 14 May 2010

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 declined by 94% in the past 118 years and commercial fishing has profoundly changed seabed ecosystems, leading to a collapse in numbers of many species.

Thursday, 06 May 2010
In 2006, the governments of Australia, Chile and New Zealand took the initiative to launch the process of International Consultations on the establishment of South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO). The purpose of the Consultations was to cooperate in addressing the gap in the international conservation and management of nonhighly migratory fisheries and protection of biodiversity in the marine environment in high seas areas of the South Pacific Ocean, consistent with international law and best practice.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Concerns about foreign fish being sold in Europe and what to do about the future of Europe's fisheries industry were aired in a hearing held by the Fisheries Committee on 8 April. Over fishing, plunging stocks and falling prices have created a perfect storm battering the fisheries industry. Many of their representatives were in Brussels to set out their stall to MEPs.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Representatives of the government of Mauritania and the European Union (EU) have started to review the application of the fisheries agreement between the two parties, which came into force two years ago. For his part, Hans-Georg Gerstenlauer, head of the EU delegation in Nouakchott, reiterated that the process of democratic transition in Mauritania and its return to constitutional order in January had enabled the Council of Europe to give a green light to the return to full cooperation between the EU and Mauritania.
How can we curb overexploitation of fish stocks and give commercial fish farming a boost? Some experts say transgenic fish, whose genetic material has been altered to boost growth rates, for instance, is just the ticket. But Swedish researchers have sounded a warning bell: the escape of transgenic fish into the natural environment could trigger many problems and affect the well-being of people.
Thursday, 08 April 2010
EU subsidies to fishermen were supposed to help tackle overcapacity in the sector. But one third of the money nevertheless contributed to increasing the pressure on EU stocks that are already declining, according to the Pew Environment Group, an NGO.
Tuesday, 06 April 2010

PNG can now export to EU markets fish caught anywhere, says Pokajam. The inclusion of PNG on European Union (EU) competent authorisation list of the illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) regulation 1005/2008 is a boost to the country’s fish exports to EU markets, The National reports.