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EU fisheries ministers will compromise on CFP reform but won't say how farfishupdate.com | 23 Apr 2013
The Irish Presidency has invoked a sense of urgency in concluding the fisheries reform and asked member states at the Agricultural and Fisheries Council meeting on April 22 to consider compromises in order to reach a political agreement with the European Parliament in May.
NMFS anchovy regulations illegalWorld Fishing | 16 Apr 2013
A federal judge has ruled in favour of international advocacy group, Oceana's, claims that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) illegally adopted new regulations governing the management of the northern subpopulation of northern anchovy.
MEPs vote in favour of Skagerrak discard banWorld Fishing | 16 Apr 2013
MEPs have voted to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (between the North Sea and the Baltic), that will take effect gradually between 2014-2016.
Coveney welcomes commitment from EU member states on CFP reformfishupdate.com | 16 Apr 2013
The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD has welcomed the commitment by Director Generals for Fisheries of EU Member States (meeting at the National Seafood Centre, Clonakility on Tuesday April 16) to achieve agreement on CFP reform by the end of June.
High seas protest law passedNew Zealand Herald | 16 Apr 2013
Parliament has passed a controversial law outlawing protests that interfere with or damage oil exploration vessels, leaving protesters liable for a fine of up to $100,000 for groups or $50,000 for an individual. The new law also makes it an offence for people to get closer than 500 metres to a ship that is declared to have a "non-interference zone''.
EU Common Fisheries Policy reform, from the insideSea Around Us | 15 Mar 2013
In 2009, the European Commission initiated the third reform of its Common Fisheries Policy. Although the basic principles of this new framework - which will stay in place for the next 10 years – were adopted in early February by the Parliament, the Commission is still regularly hearing experts on various topics.
EU ministers back phased-in ban on fish discardsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Feb 2013
Officials from the 27 European Union countries proposed Wednesday a phased-in ban on the discarding of unwanted fish by fishing vessels, but environmentalists immediately condemned the measure as too weak.
Mixed feelings on discard banWorld Fishing | 28 Feb 2013
Javier Garat, president of Europêche and president of the Copa-Cogeca FISH WG, Giampaolo Buonfiglio have commented on yesterday's agreement on the implementation of the discard ban and the possibility of bycatch quotas in the Council of the EU.
EC looks at effectiveness of SeychellesWorld Fishing | 28 Feb 2013
The current partnership between the EU and the Seychelles is being re-evaluated in the light of both development of the CFP and Seychellois economic reforms and policy.
EU ministers back fish dumping banBBC | 27 Feb 2013
EU fisheries ministers agree at an all-night session to end the controversial practice of dumping unwanted fish - but with exemptions.
EU fish discards deal welcomed by UKGuardian Unlimited | 27 Feb 2013
The UK government has hailed a "historic" EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on the "scandal" of dumping dead fish back in the sea. The agreement is the culmination of efforts by campaigners, including the chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to have the practice outlawed.
Europe agrees historic discards banfishupdate.com | 27 Feb 2013
AFTER years of arguments and campaigning, European Union have at last agreed to ban the controversial practice of discarding fish – but it will be phased in.
Fish discards ban 'may be diluted'BBC | 26 Feb 2013
Plans for a total ban on the practice of discarding fish at sea are to go before Europe's fisheries ministers, with some fearing they will be diluted.
Europe split over fish discards banGuardian Unlimited | 26 Feb 2013
EU fishing reform campaigners have urged the Government to stand firmly behind a blanket ban on dumping dead fish back in the sea amid signs of deep differences at talks in Brussels.
Agreement sought on way forward for introduction of EU fish discards banfishupdate.com | 22 Feb 2013
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney T.D will be seeking agreement from his European colleagues at next week's Fisheries Council, on how when and how introduce an effective discards ban in the context of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy(CFP).