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Latest news on the European Union's fisheries policy.

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.

BlueInvest platform 04 February 2020, 18:37 CET
The BlueInvest platform supports investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy.

EU states agree fish quotas for 2020 07 February 2020, 00:28 CET
The EU Council reached political agreement Wednesday on 2020 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea and international fisheries in which EU vessels participate.

EU issues Ecuador with yellow card over illegal fishing 31 October 2019, 21:36 CET
EU efforts to fight illegal fishing worldwide continue as Brussels notified Ecuador Wednesday that it must step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and issues for Ecuador 31 October 2019, 21:24 CET
The European Commission continues action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by notifying the Republic of Ecuador that it needs to step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Brussels sets out quotas for Atlantic, North Sea fishing 29 October 2019, 18:33 CET
Ahead of a 16-17 December Fisheries Council meeting, the European Commission on Thursday adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea.

EU sets out proposal for sustainable fishing in Baltic Sea 06 September 2019, 00:06 CET
The situation of fish stocks in the Baltic Sea is 'serious', the EU Commission said Friday as it set out proposals for 2020 fishing opportunities for the commercially most important fish stocks.

EU announces emergency measures to save east Baltic cod 24 July 2019, 23:54 CET
The EU Commission announced emergency measures to save the eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse Tuesday, banning commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea till end 2019.

Eastern Baltic cod emergency measures 23 July 2019, 15:39 CET
The Commission announced on 23 July emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock from impending collapse. Emergency measures will ban, with immediate effect, commercial fishing for cod in most of the Baltic Sea until 31 December 2019.

EU lifts Taiwan's yellow card for illegal fishing following reforms 30 June 2019, 22:46 CET
The EU lifted its illegal fishing 'yellow card' against Taiwan Thursday in recognition of the country's upgrading its legal and administrative systems to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in general and in Taiwan 27 June 2019, 14:41 CET
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, decided on 27 June to lift the yellow card acknowledging the progress made by Taiwan and the major upgrade of its fisheries legal and administrative systems to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).