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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...

EU proposes EMFF funding for fishermen affected by coronavirus

EU proposes EMFF funding for fishermen affected by coronavirus

The Commission today (March 13) adopted a €37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, designed to support the European healthcare sector, the labour market and SMEs from all affected sectors, including fisheries. The Commission's proposal states: "In order...