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375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!” 13 Mar 2019 375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!” 0 3587 375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest ever in the history of the European... The European Commission takes stock of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and calls Member States to make up for the delay 12 Mar 2019 The European Commission takes stock of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and calls Member States to make up for the delay 0 3552 A report on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive has been published by the European Commission. The conclusion is that, overall, knowledge and reporting on the ... A Special Year for a Special Fish: The lnternational Year of the Salmon has started! 01 Mar 2019 A Special Year for a Special Fish: The lnternational Year of the Salmon has started! 0 3527 The International Year of the Salmon (IYS) is a project launched by NASCO, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization NPAFC, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and other partners. MEPs call for better data and more efforts from the Member States to protect the European Eel 28 Feb 2019 MEPs call for better data and more efforts from the Member States to protect the European Eel 0 3409 On the 19th of February 2019, the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee held a Workshop on European eel management. Experts and MEPs exchanged views on the status of the European eel and the actio... Western Waters management plan gets final green light by the European Parliament 13 Feb 2019 Western Waters management plan gets final green light by the European Parliament 0 4098 On the 12th of February, the European Parliament plenary adopted by a large majority the Multiannual Management Plan for fisheries in the Western Waters. The Plan has also been agreed by the EU Counc... Time for EU Member States to implement the Water Framework Directive for real  31 Jan 2019 Time for EU Member States to implement the Water Framework Directive for real 0 3386 The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is an ambitious and innovative piece of legislation that must not be weakened. This was the main message conveyed at a conference held in the European Parliament on... Romania's EU Council presidency presents fisheries priorities 25 Jan 2019 Romania's EU Council presidency presents fisheries priorities 0 3490 As of 1 January 2019, Romania took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On 23 January 2019, the Fisheries Committee held a broad exchange of views with Minister Petre Dae... RecFishing Forum Conference: The Water Framework Directive Fitness Check and the protection of EU waters 17 Jan 2019 RecFishing Forum Conference: The Water Framework Directive Fitness Check and the protection of EU waters 0 3527 The next conference of the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment entitled ‘The Water Framework Directive Fitness Check and the protection of EU waters’ will take place on the 29th of... Recreational fisheries discriminated against by the European Parliament in the Western Mediterranean management plan 14 Jan 2019 Recreational fisheries discriminated against by the European Parliament in the Western Mediterranean management plan 0 3569 On the 10th of January 2019, the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries voted on MEP Clara Aguilera Garcia’s report on the Commission’s proposal for a multi-annual plan for the fisheries exploit... EU Council agreed new eel measures for 2019 20 Dec 2018 EU Council agreed new eel measures for 2019 0 3776 In the early hours of Wednesday 19 December, EU Member States reached an agreement on fishing opportunities, which include new eel measures to be in place from the 1st of January 2019. Sea Bass Management Measures 2019 Agreed Today 19 Dec 2018 Sea Bass Management Measures 2019 Agreed Today 0 4793 The EU Member States and the European Commission agreed the 2019 fishing opportunities early this morning, which include bass management measures for northern bass and the Bay of Biscay. EAA and EFTTA... Evaluation of the Water Framework Directive: Public Consultation and Campaign 17 Dec 2018 Evaluation of the Water Framework Directive: Public Consultation and Campaign 0 3617 The most comprehensive instrument of EU water policy, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), is currently up for evaluation (‘fitness check’) to assess if is fit for purpose. The WFD is the single mo... EELS – EAA position paper on EU eel management published 11 Dec 2018 EELS – EAA position paper on EU eel management published 0 5649 The population of European eel has declined dramatically since the 1970. EAA is very worried about the state of the European eel, and has pushed for a number of years for a ban on eel fishing. Today... European Commission exchange views with MEPs - Committee on Fisheries, European Parliament 06 Dec 2018 European Commission exchange views with MEPs - Committee on Fisheries, European Parliament 0 3262 Mr João Aguiar Machado, Director-General of DG MARE exchanged views with the members of the Committee on Fisheries 27 November. Mr Machado outlined recent accomplishments achieved by the European Parl... The Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement on the Western Waters Multiannual Plan 03 Dec 2018 The Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement on the Western Waters Multiannual Plan 0 3255 Following a last so-called ‘trilogue’ meeting held on 27 November, the European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement on the Commission's proposal from March 2018 on a multi-annual plan... EAA & EFTTA deliver Sea bass 2019 position paper 29 Nov 2018 EAA & EFTTA deliver Sea bass 2019 position paper 0 3421 On 28 November, EAA and EFTTA have circulated a bass position paper with some request to the Member States and the Commission. The fishing opportunities for 2019 will be agreed at the Council meetin...  Bass and other fishes – Western Waters Multi-Annual Management Plan adopted in Plenary 25 Oct 2018 Bass and other fishes – Western Waters Multi-Annual Management Plan adopted in Plenary 0 3215 Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on a Multi-Annual Management Plan for the Western Waters. Baltic Sea – EU ministers increase anglers’ cod bag limit from 5 to 7 next year 18 Oct 2018 Baltic Sea – EU ministers increase anglers’ cod bag limit from 5 to 7 next year 0 3466 On Monday, the European Union Fisheries Ministers agreed on the 2019 fishing opportunities for ten Baltic Sea stocks. #ProtectWater 18 Oct 2018 #ProtectWater 0 3070 It’s time to take action! Mark Owen, From European Anglers Alliance, “Europe’s rivers and lakes are dying under our eyes and, through the public campaign #ProtectWater, we want to open citizens’ eyes ... More cooperation is needed to improve cormorant management in Europe 11 Oct 2018 More cooperation is needed to improve cormorant management in Europe 0 2645 Insight and possible solutions to improve the management of the European cormorant population to protect, among other things, endangered fish species were presented during a conference held in the Eur...

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