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No convergence in latest Brexit talks

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

As the clock ran down on the "best endeavours" timeline set out in the Withdrawal Agreement for reaching an agreement on fisheries, the latest round of negotiations between the EU and UK aimed at securing a future partnership deal have again broken up without...

EU fishing reps meet with new Director General of DG MARE

EU fishing reps meet with new Director General of DG MARE

Charlina Vitcheva, the new Director General of the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was welcomed yesterday by representatives of the European fishing sector, Europêche and EAPO, the latter of which the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation (KFO), the Irish South...

Biodiversity Strategy ignores management achievements

Biodiversity Strategy ignores management achievements

Launched yesterday, May 20th by the Commission, the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy 2030 ignores fisheries management achievements, is discriminatory and undermines the viability of the fishing sector, says European fishing body Europêche. On account of this, the fishing...

COVID-19 support for fishermen: EU revises state aid rules

COVID-19 support for fishermen: EU revises state aid rules

Many parts of the EU economy are experiencing major disruptions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fishing and aquaculture have been among the hardest-hit sectors. The European Commission has therefore decided to revise EU state aid rules, which allow Member...

Coronavirus: Fisheries Committee urges swift amendment of EMFF

Coronavirus: Fisheries Committee urges swift amendment of EMFF

Moving to the adopt last week's proposal from the Commission, the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has requested urgent procedure to swiftly amend the European Fisheries and Maritime Fund (EMFF), to better support the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in face...