Overfishing in EU waters at all-time low
Overfishing in EU waters has been reduced to an all-time low, according to Europêche

Overfishing in EU waters at all-time low

Fishing effort in the North-East Atlantic has been reduced by close to half over the last tow decades, with fish populations found to be 50% greater in 2018 than they…

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Commission’s proposal to mitigate COVID-19 impacts welcomed
The European Commission has put forward proposals for measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus

Commission’s proposal to mitigate COVID-19 impacts welcomed

The European Commission has published a legislative package in response to the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fishing industry, unlocking existing EU funding and market schemes…

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EU fishing industry calls for urgent measures to secure fish supply
Europêche stresses that the industry is increasingly limited in performing crew rotation, making changes due to quarantine, and obtaining medical supplies or protective materials, or simply repatriating fishermen

EU fishing industry calls for urgent measures to secure fish supply

Europêche, representing the EU fishing sector, has made a series of proposals to the European authorities for critical measures needed to cope with the operational, commercial, and safety problems the…

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Supporting European fishing through the crisis
Europêche and EAPO have identified a series of measures to support the fishing industry through the current crisis

Supporting European fishing through the crisis

European fishing industry body Europêche and the European Association of Fish Producer organisations (EAPO) are jointly committing to maintaining the supply of seafood. ‘As a responsible industry we will do…

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Europêche welcomes new PECH chair
The European Parliament Committee on Fisheries chairman Pierre Karleskind joined last week's Europêche General Assembly. Image: European Commission

Europêche welcomes new PECH chair

The newly elected chair of the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries (PECH) joined last week's Europêche General Assembly meeting to discuss the many pressing issues faced by the fishing sector.…

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Spanish National Federation of Cofradías joins Europêche
Spain’s National Federation of Cofradías, representing 8000 small-scale fishing vessel owners and a 30,000-strong membership has become a full member of Europêche. Image: Europêche

Spanish National Federation of Cofradías joins Europêche

Currently representing around 198 fishermen's associations, known as cofradías, 30,000 affiliates and 8000 small-scale fishing vessel owners, the Spanish National Federation of Cofradías (FNCP,) has become the latest full member…

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Council aims for sustainable catch limits for 2020
The December Council outcomes represent a compromise, protecting stocks and taking socio-economic factors into account – but 2020 will still be a tough year for many fishing communities

Council aims for sustainable catch limits for 2020

Two days of intensive negotiation has resulted in an agreement that reconciles the objective of securing healthy stocks with the need to ensure the socio-economic sustainability of the EU fleet,…

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