About: fish stocks

Agrifood 16-10-2018

EU farm ministers raise Baltic fish quotas, angering environmentalists

European Union ministers agreed on Monday (15 October) to sharply boost catch quotas for western Baltic cod as part of new fishing regulations for next year that angered environmentalists.
Agrifood 05-04-2018

WTO relaunches negotiations on fisheries subsidies

The WTO has recently announced that negotiations on fisheries subsidies around the world will be relaunched, with the aim to secure an agreement by 2019.
Agrifood 26-09-2017

Fishing for trouble: How Europe is losing money by overfishing

Replenishing Europe’s fishing stocks could create thousands of jobs and boost the EU's GDP by €4.9 billion per year, a new study says, but environmental activists warn that governments lack the political will to implement EU guidelines on sustainable fishing.
30-06-2017

The Presidency report: The Blue Horizon

“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” said Christopher Columbus. With Malta at the helm, Europe’s trade winds have caught the sails of a new generation.
Agrifood 31-03-2017

Vella: ‘By 2020, Mediterranean fish stocks should be subject to data collection’

The collection of accurate fish stock data in Mediterranean waters is a necessity for small-scale fishermen’s long-term survival, Karmenu Vella told EURACTIV.com in an interview. 

Let life in the oceans be a priority for ‘blue growth’

Today, as we celebrate World Water Day, I would like to highlight the issue of so-called ‘blue growth’. Our oceans can offer enormous opportunities to millions of people, but only if their ecosystems are preserved, writes Linnéa Engström.

The difficult balancing act of Europe’s fishing sector

The European fishing sector faces the challenges of rising demand and increasing global competition. This environment is putting the EU's aspirations of sustainability under severe strain. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 30-11-2015

Thai traffickers exposed by campaign group investigating fishing industry

A three-year investigation into slavery on Thailand's fishing boats has uncovered a well-oiled system of trafficking, abuse and exploitation in the southern port of Kantang, leading to eight arrests this month, a campaign group said on Monday.
Global Europe 21-10-2015

EU paid 600% too much for foreign fish, auditors find

The EU paid up to six times too much for fish under its flagship ‘fishing partnership agreements’, a new report by the Court of Auditors found Tuesday (20 October).
Agrifood 19-02-2015

EU’s Baltic fishing plan is a first step, but with serious flaws

The EU's new multi-year plan for managing Baltic commercial fish stocks is an important step towards more sustainable fisheries, but with flaws that need urgent attention, write researchers at the Baltic Eye think tank, at Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre.
A swordfish caught in an illegal driftnet used by the Luna Rossa shipping vessel. [Gavin Parsons/Greenpeace].

Commission proposes full driftnet fishing ban

The European Commission has proposed a full ban on driftnets over concerns of damage to wildlife and their habitats.

Antarctic Sea reserve cut linked to US-Russia tensions

EXCLUSIVE / A proposal by the US and New Zealand to cut a planned Marine Protection Area (MPA) for the Ross Sea by 40% - and remove its permanent status - is being linked to souring US-Russian relations by the Pew Charitable Trust, a leading American think tank.
Development Policy 02-09-2013

Saharawi fishermen condemn EU-Morocco fishing treaty ‘fraud’

EXCLUSIVE / A draft fishing treaty between the EU and Morocco has been condemned as “fraud” by Saharawi fishermen who view it as an enabling mechanism for the theft and depletion of their local fishing stocks.
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Agrifood 28-01-2013

Brussels resumes negotiations on EU fish quotas

EU fishery ministers on Monday met in Brussels to resume talks on annual fish quotas. As one of the main priorities of the Irish presidency, ministers hope to reach an agreement on the amount of fish members states can catch before the end of the presidency. “If this schedule is going trough then at the end of the Irish Presidency we can have an agreement on a new fisheries policy which can be sustainable but also profitable for our sector creating more growth and jobs”, said EU commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki.
Regional Policy 16-10-2012

Current EU fisheries policy is unsustainable, study says

The EU’s fishing industry could be heading towards ruin without robust regulatory reform, says a new WWF-commissioned study published today (16 October).
Climate change 16-03-2012

EU Fisheries Council sails into troubled waters

The EU Fisheries Council meeting on Monday will direct Europe’s fishing fleets to confine their trawling off the coast of developing countries exclusively to “surplus resources” of fish, according to draft council conclusions seen by EURACTIV.

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