Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – January 2017

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for January has been published and covers the following topics:


  • Commissioner Vella promises EU support for the Arctic and its people at Tromsø conference
  • New report confirms positive economic trends in EU fishing fleet
  • Seafood: Investigation into EU consumers’ attitudes shows sustainable supply is essential
  • European Maritime Day 2017: preparations in full swing
  • Blue careers and Blue labs calls for proposals: shortlist announced
  • Outcomes of the 2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum 2016


  • 15 – 17 March 2017 – Second International Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning


  • Economic performance of the EU fishing fleet

Publications and studies

  • The EU fishing fleet – Trends and economic results
  • Study on the subsidies to the fisheries, aquaculture, and marketing and processing subsectors in major fishing nations beyond the EU
  • Ex post and ex ante evaluation of the protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • EUMOFA Monthly Highlights n°12/2016

Call for applications

  • Call for experts in maritime and fisheries policy

Funding opportunities

  • 21 December 2016 – 28 February 2017 -Call for tender: EASME/EMFF/2016/036 – Validating age-determination of anglerfish and hake
  • 16 January – 28 February 2017 – Call for tender: Interinstitutional service framework contract for better Regulation-related activities: lot 1: Common Fisheries Policy, excluding its international dimension, and lot 2: Integrated Maritime Policy
  • 4 January – 8 March 2017 – Call for tender: MARE/2016/05 – Interim evaluation of the implementation of the direct management component of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Regulation
  • 29 November 2016 – 15 March 2017 – Call for proposals: EASME/EMFF/2016/ – Nautical Routes for Europe
  • 14 December 2016 – 31 March 2017 – Call for proposals: Maritime Spatial Planning – MSP

In depth

  • Setting our sights on blue-green success in 2017, by Karmenu Vella
  • Beyond the beach – coastal and maritime tourism is getting a make-over, with help from the EU
  • UPDATED WEB PAGE: Discarding and the landing obligation

For more information, the full newsletter can be found here.

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