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  • Consultation on the second draft of the new de minimis Regulation

    Published: 01/04/2014
    The European Commission public consultation on the Commission services second draft of the new de minimis Regulation. The purpose of this consultation is to collect the views of citizens and stakeholders on the second draft of the Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to de minimis aid in the fishery and aquaculture sector. Read more »
  • New report proposes MPAs in the Baltic Sea

    Published: 27/03/2014
    Oceana has since 2010 conducted three expeditions in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat area and have, based on the finding of these expeditions, proposed 13 marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat. Read more »
  • Marine spatial planning – stakeholder dialogue meeting

    Published: 21/03/2014
    The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) hosted a national stakeholder meeting yesterday to discuss and collect input from stakeholders on SwAMs recently released draft report on marine spatial planning for Swedish waters. More work is needed how to integrate the marine spatial planning with other directives and policies already in place. Read more »
  • Discard ban, omnibus and technical measures focus at Inter-ACs meeting

    Published: 20/03/2014
    Some of the key issues discussed when representatives of the (Regional) Advisory Councils met with the Commission where the landing obligation, the omnibus regulation and the consultation on a new technical measures framework. It became clear that there is a widespread disappointment with the omnibus proposal among stakeholders. Read more »
  • US government about to allow sesmic airguns in the North Atlantic Ocean

    Published: 15/03/2014
    Marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic right whale, use sound for navigation, communication as well as locate food – seismic blasts caused by the airguns may disrupt these behaviours and possibly deafen these animals. Read more »
  • CCB report on MSFD shows poor coordination between Baltic Sea member states

    Published: 14/03/2014
    Earlier this morning Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) launched a detailed report where they reviewd the Baltic Sea EU member states work on implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Read more »
  • New EU directive on maritime spatial planning

    Published: 13/03/2014
    Last week the Permanent Representatives Committee approved a draft directive establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning, which is aimed at contributing to sustainable growth of maritime economies and the sustainable development of marine areas. Read more »
  • EU Member States far from reaching HOPE goals

    Published: 10/03/2014
    The HOPE conference aimed to discuss, based on Article 12, the progress made since the adoption of the MSFD. The conclusions from the review is clear - there is a lack of common understanding of what GES really is about, poor level of implementation together with targets that often are weak and non-measurable. Despite Article 12 clear message only a hand full of speakers brought it up as if they been asked not to touch upon these failures. Read more »
  • Broad consensus in Gap 2 meeting on the necessity of creating a more including and transparent regional management of EU fish stocks.

    Published: 07/03/2014
    Last week the GAP 2* meeting “Putting science into regionalization: Participatory approaches in the new regionalized CFP” was held in Brussels. Main topics discussed were how relevant knowledge can be developed, accessed and deployed in a regional context. Read more »
  • ICES launches new strategic plan

    Published: 06/03/2014
    ICES new Strategic Plan presents the direction ICES will take over the next five years based on the background of a rapidly changing marine science and policy landscape. Read more »
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