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Europêche representatives meeting new Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius. Image: Europêche

Positive dialogue with new Commissioner

In a first formal meeting with the European fishing industry, represented by Europêche, new Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius acknowledged the significant efforts made in the North…

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Read more about the article No guarantee of level playing field as ICCAT meeting ends
Fishing opportunities for bigeye tuna are reduced by 21% over the next two years for the European purse seine fleet. Image: NOAA Fisheries

No guarantee of level playing field as ICCAT meeting ends

Recognising that the recovery of the bigeye tuna stock requires balanced efforts and sacrifices by vessels using all fishing gears, the European purse seiners are fully assuming their share of…

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Read more about the article Safe fishing, Legal fishing, Sustainable fishing
The Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and IUU Fishing aims to encourage the widespread adoption of the Cape Town Agreement. Image: Europêche

Safe fishing, Legal fishing, Sustainable fishing

Safe, legal and sustainable sums up the message unanimously from governments during the Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and IUU Fishing, organised by the IMO and the Government of…

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Read more about the article New Commissioner meets the industry
Cepesca general secretary Javier Garat gave Virginijus Sinkevicius the industry viewpoint at a meeting the Commissioner-elect requested

New Commissioner meets the industry

Cepesca general secretary and Europêche president Javier Garat has told Commissioner-elect Virginijus Sinkevicius that the European fishing sector has long been frustrated by what it sees as a lack of…

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Read more about the article Europêche defends sustainable fisheries subsidies at WTO
Europêche took an active part in a high-level event focusing on trade, climate change and ocean economy in Geneva this week, defending sustainable fisheries subsidies. Image: Europêche

Europêche defends sustainable fisheries subsidies at WTO

European fishing industry body Europêche is giving its full support to an ambitious multilateral agreement with the aim of abolishing damaging fishery subsidies – stating that public aid needs to…

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Read more about the article Positive talks with the new European Parliament
A positive first meeting has taken place between Europêche, DG MARE and the newly elected chair of the European Parliament Committee

Positive talks with the new European Parliament

Industry representatives from across Europe showed a united front in highlighting the important role played by all fleets, both small and large, in providing healthy food to the consumers and…

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Read more about the article UN group’s report ignores successes in fisheries management
The UN report quotes figures claiming that 55% of the oceans are subject to 'industrial fishing', while more detailed investigation has shown the figure to be closer to 4%

UN group’s report ignores successes in fisheries management

European fishing industry body Europêche has warned against what it calls Doomsday predictions following the publication of a new report by the UN expert group on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services…

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