Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 14th July 2014

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2014 The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of July 2014 will take place in Brussels on 14th July 2014. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, and the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş. …read more

Towards investment in sustainable fisheries

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Maria Damanaki European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Conference “Financing the transition to a sustainable blue economy” organised by The Prince’s Charities London, 10 July 2014 Your Royal Highness, ladies and gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that I am here with you today. …read more

Maritime surveillance: Joining forces with Member States for safer seas and oceans

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas. By bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, duplication… …read more

Fish stocks in Northeast Atlantic recover, whilst serious overfishing in Mediterranean: Commission sets out plans for 2015 fishing opportunities

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 June 2014 Fish stocks in the North and West of Europe are recovering, but there are still serious problems of overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea. That’s the key message Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, passes in this year’s report on… …read more