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Latest news on the European Union's fisheries policy.

EU member states need to step up fight against illegal fishing: auditors 27 September 2022, 22:31 CET
Measures to keep illegal fishing in check are not as effective as they should be, the EU's auditors said Monday, with illegally fished products stubbornly ending up on customers' plates.

Brussels focuses on recovery for 2023 Baltic Sea fishing quotas 23 August 2022, 13:58 CET
The European Commission adopted Tuesday its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Baltic Sea, focusing on efforts to rebuild fish stocks which remain under severe pressure.

EU Commission fishing opportunities for 2023 in Baltic Sea 23 August 2022, 13:51 CET
The European Commission adopted on 23 August its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Baltic Sea. Based on this proposal, EU countries will determine the maximum quantities of the most important commercial fish species that can be caught in the sea basin.

Brussels proposes new measures to support fisheries sector 14 April 2022, 23:52 CET
The European Commission proposed Thursday a package of additional crisis measures to support the EU fishery and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

EU fishing quotas updated to reflect UK agreement 31 March 2022, 22:43 CET
The EU Council agreed Thursday to update EU Member States' fishing quotas for 2022 in the Atlantic and North Sea to incorporate the agreement reached with the United Kingdom in December 2021.

Management of the EU's fish stocks 31 March 2022, 22:37 CET
EU Member States have defined common rules to manage fish resources and ensure that these can be used sustainably while providing healthy food at reasonable prices. The EU's common fisheries policy establishes the rules with which the EU can manage sustainably fisheries within its waters and for shared fish stocks.

Brussels activates fisheries crisis support measures 28 March 2022, 23:50 CET
The European Commission decided Monday to activate a new set of crisis measures to support the fishery and aquaculture sectors in the wake of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine.

Crisis mechanism to financially support the fishery and aquaculture sectors 28 March 2022, 23:47 CET
The European Commission decided on 24 March to activate new crisis measures to support the fishery and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

EU mulls revision of state aid rules for agri, forestry, fishery sectors 11 January 2022, 22:46 CET
The European Commission invited all interested parties Monday to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors, to reflect current the EU's strategic priorities.

EU Council sets fishing quotas for 2022 15 December 2021, 17:13 CET
European Union fisheries ministers reached agreement Tuesday on catch limits for over 200 commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for 2022.

EU agrees 2022 fishing quotas for Baltic Sea 13 October 2021, 22:46 CET
EU fisheries ministers reached a political agreement Tuesday on next year's total allowable catches and quotas per member state for the ten most commercially important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea.

EU puts forward fishing quotas for Med and Black Seas in 2022 19 September 2021, 16:42 CET
A plan for fishing opportunities for 2022 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, set out Friday by the EU Commission, reflects its ambition for achieving sustainable fisheries in these two sea basins.

EU sets out Baltic Sea fish quotas for 2022 02 September 2021, 00:05 CET
The EU Commission outlined Thursday its proposals for next year's fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea, on which EU countries will determine how much fish can be caught in the sea basin.

Commission proposal for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2022 26 August 2021, 23:07 CET
The European Commission adopted on 26 August its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2022 for the Baltic Sea.

EU, UK agree fish quotas for rest of 2021 03 June 2021, 21:35 CET
The European Union and the United Kingdom concluded Wednesday their negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks until the end of 2021.

Guidance on the application of Single-Use Plastic rules 31 May 2021, 22:37 CET
The European Commission provided guidance on 31 May on the EU rules on single-use plastics and adopts an Implementing Decision on the monitoring and reporting of fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected.

Sustainable blue economy to support EU's green recovery 18 May 2021, 17:46 CET
A new approach for a sustainable blue economy, proposed Monday by the EU Commission for industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts, aims to assure them a green recovery from the pandemic.

EU fish quotas agreed for Atlantic, North Sea, Med and Black Sea 18 December 2020, 18:33 CET
EU ministers reached agreement Thursday on catch limits for over 200 commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean and the Black Sea for 2021 and, for deep-sea species, for 2021-22.

EU agrees draft deal on EUR 6.1 bn fisheries fund 08 December 2020, 21:47 CET
EU legislators agreed a provisional deal Friday on how EU states spend fisheries funds for 2021-2027, with tailored support for small-scale coastal fishing and for fighting illegal and unreported fishing.

Brussels puts forward Atlantic and North Sea 2021 fish quotas 30 October 2020, 23:19 CET
The EU Commission set out its proposal for catch limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic and North Sea Tuesday, the basis for EU fisheries ministers to set final catch limits at a 15-16 December Council.

EU Baltic 2021 fish quotas to help stocks recover 20 October 2020, 23:09 CET
The EU agreed on 2021 fishing catch limits for the Baltic Sea Tuesday, with an acceptance of the need to continue decreasing the fishing opportunities for several fish stocks to help them recover.

EU provisionally agrees to reduce Baltic fishing fleet 25 September 2020, 22:52 CET
The EU Council and European Parliament provisionally agreed Tuesday on measures to support fishermen affected by difficult stocks situations in the Baltic Sea including scrapping vessels.

EC sets out its fish quotas for Mediterranean, Black Seas 20 August 2020, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission set out proposals for fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas Monday, saying these reflect ambitions to promote sustainable management of fish stocks.

EC evaluation of EU Common Fisheries Policy and Fishing Opportunities for 2021 17 June 2020, 23:58 CET
The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018.

BlueInvest Fund to unlock potential of EU's blue economy 04 February 2020, 23:22 CET
The EU Commission with the European Investment Fund launched the BlueInvest Fund Tuesday, to provide financing to equity funds that support economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts.