Press releases

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Ministers outlined the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

The construction of new wind turbines in EU seas can have severe negative impact on marine life and fisheries, alert MEPs on a report asking for measures to safeguard fishers’ livelihood.

Parliament adopted the 2021-2027 fisheries and aquaculture fund to support the blue economy, protect biodiversity and promote international ocean governance.

On Tuesday at 10:30 CET, lead MEP Peter Van Dalen (EPP, NL) will brief the media on the impact of offshore windfarms on the fisheries sector and marine life.

On Tuesday 25 May, the Committee on Fisheries confirmed the political deal with the Council establishing new conservation and enforcement measures for fisheries in the NAFO Regulatory Area.

MEPs give the green light to deal that transposes into EU law certain provisions of international management plan for bluefin tuna caught in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Boosting recycling in the fisheries sector and substantially cutting the use of plastics are key to clean our seas, say MEPs.

Parliament adopted today its negotiating position on the new Fisheries Control system, which will reform the rules that have governed EU fishing activities since 2010.

Ministers outlined the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

Fisheries Committee agrees on new rules to update the control of fishing activities in the EU and to regulate the use of new technologies, whilst improving traceability and transparency.