Category Archives: Black Sea

With €5 billion sales and profits doubled, EU aquaculture has fully recovered from downturn

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“FINALLY turning the tide on decades of overfishing and mismanagement”: Mediterranean countries launch new plan to transform small-scale fisheries

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€566 billion & growing… the EU blue economy is thriving; ‘living resources’ (fisheries, aquaculture & processing) up by 22% between 2009-2016

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REMOTE sensing & new real-time dataset: The global footprint of fisheries “so big it can be seen from space. Really” – Study

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EC’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans; Role of mariculture/aquaculture & IMTA highlighted

Today (November 30, 2017), the High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published (dated Nov. 29) a new 80-page scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’ titled “Food from the Oceans – How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?”. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.

“The scientific evidence unambiguously points to sustainable “culture” and “capture” at lower trophic levels (i.e. levels in the ocean food web below the carnivore levels currently mostly exploited) as the way to bring about such an increase. Furthermore, the greatest and most feasible potential identified for expansion globally lies in mariculture (i.e. marine aquaculture) – notably of herbivore filter feeders (e.g. molluscs) for direct human consumption or, together with cultivated algae, as a more ecologically efficient source of feed for farmed marine carnivores (e.g. finfish, shrimp, etc.). At the same time, much still needs to be done to improve the management of capture fisheries in order to preserve this vital source of nutrition and livelihood for a significant proportion of the global population.”

The 80-page scientific opinion is  available online here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/pdf/sam_food-from-oceans_report.pdf

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NEW scientific report shows positive economic trends for EU fishing fleet; 16% increase in 2013-2015 gross value added

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NEW Eurostat publication on EU agriculture, forestry and fisheries; “Atlantic salmon produced by far the highest economic value” for fisheries

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EU INDUSTRY pleased: 2017 Quota deal reached to fulfil MSYs “while taking into consideration duly justified socio-economic factors”

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EU 2017 quotas: “following years of disciplined fisheries policy, scientists this year advised increasing catch limits for several stocks in the Atlantic and North Sea”

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EU taking the lead on International Ocean Governance, #EUOceanGov Communication adopted; Global ocean economy estimated at €1.3 trillion

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HIGH-level Conference towards enhanced cooperation on Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture

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WORLD Maritime Day: EU maritime economy represents 5.4 million (3.2m tourism-related) jobs & €500bn per year

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‘FISHING, fast growth, and climate variability increase the risk of collapse’ – Best presentation at ICES Annual Science Conference in Riga

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NEW, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: European Commission clarifies rules for Member States

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NEW, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: a milestone towards more robust scientific advice

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EUROPEAN commission launches “EU Aquaculture online” website; a one-stop-shop information source re. EU rules & strategies

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EU Commission adopts proposal by social partners to improve working conditions in the fishing sector; ILO C188

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EU Commission invests over €7.5m to boost innovation (“in sectors like aquaculture…”), growth and jobs in the marine & maritime sectors

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EU Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products new services; Also now available in 24 languages

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