STATEMENT/16/2022  03-06-2016 - Statement by Commissioner Vella welcoming new global agreement to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 3 June 2016 On June 5, a key international treaty aimed at combating illegal fishing will come into force. The Port State Measures Agreement, adopted and promoted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, allows countries to keep illegal operators out of...
IP/16/1601  29-04-2016 - Commission adopts proposal by social partners to improve the working conditions in the fishing sector 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 April 2016 Today, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector. Today, following an agreement by social partners on working conditions in the fishing sector, the European Commission...
AGENDA/16/1548  22-04-2016 - Wednesday 27 April: EU strategy for the recovery of Mediterranean fishing stocks 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will launch a Mediterranean strategy to improve the state of fishing stocks, at Europe’s biggest industry event in the sector, the Seafood exhibition in Brussels.
AGENDA/16/1503  20-04-2016 - Wednesday 27 April (*): EU policy for the Arctic region 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Wednesday 27 April (*), the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission are set to adopt an integrated EU policy for the Arctic region.
IP/16/1539  27-04-2016 - A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2016 The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the...
MEMO/16/1540  27-04-2016 - An Integrated EU policy for the Arctic – Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 April 2016 The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. 1. What is the Arctic region? While various definitions for the Arctic exist, in the Joint Communication the notion “Arctic region” covers the...
STATEMENT/16/1564  27-04-2016 - Statement by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, on the Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 April 2016 Today I have hosted a high level Ministerial meeting with fisheries ministers from countries bordering the Mediterranean. Both EU and non-EU representatives agreed that we must step-up our actions to ensure the long term future of the fisheries sector.
IP/16/1457  21-04-2016 - Fighting illegal fishing: Warnings for Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago, while Sri Lanka is delisted 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 April 2016 EU warns Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri Lanka reforms its fisheries system and is delisted.
MEMO/16/1460  21-04-2016 - Question and Answers on the EU's fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 April 2016 EU warns Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri Lanka reforms its fisheries system and is delisted.
IP/16/1228  05-04-2016 - European Commission invests over €7.5 million for sustainable growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 5 April 2016 Commission invests over €7.5 million under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to boost innovation, growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million to boost innovation and create jobs in the marine...