Monday, September 16, 2019

Maritime & Fisheries News

Government Europa brings you the latest Maritime & Fisheries News from across the field of European Government Policy.

dirty shipping fuel

Dirty shipping fuel: cruise ship captain fined €100,000

The captain of the Azura, a P&O cruise ship, has been fined €100,000 by a Marseille court after the ship was found to be...
Kerch Strait

Kerch Strait reopened amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

The Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea, has been reopened after Russian vessels fired on Ukrainian boats yesterday. The...
Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten to fuel cruise ships with fish waste

Norwegian cruise ship firm Hurtigruten has launched a new green initiative which will see its fleet powered by reconstituted waste fish parts. By 2021 Hurtigruten...
Adriatic Sea fishing

Adriatic Sea fishing: MEPs approve new rules

MEPs on the European Fisheries Committee (PECH) have agreed to adopt a new multiannual plan for Adriatic Sea fishing of small pelagic fish. The draft...
Global Shipping Business Network

Global Shipping Business Network to connect industry

Nine major shipping industry operators have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the Global Shipping Business Network, an open digital platform. The network,...
Greek merchant shipping industry

Greek merchant shipping industry stifled by Trump’s sanctions

Sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump could have a knock-on effect on the Greek merchant shipping industry, the world’s largest exporter...
Irish fishery controls

Irish fishery controls deeply flawed, audit finds

A draft European Commission audit has found “severe and significant weaknesses” in Irish fishery controls. The investigation, conducted by the commission’s directorate-general for maritime affairs...
open loop scrubbers

Open loop scrubbers help ship owners cheat emissions targets

In the face of a 2020 deadline to reduce the air pollution produced by their ships, owners are saving money by installing open loop...
Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas: why bother?

Government Europa speaks to Jean-Luc Solandt of the Marine Conservation Society about the importance of having well-managed Marine Protected Areas. We live on one planet,...
marine plastic pollution

Marine plastic pollution funding receives boost in Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has made funds available for investment in solutions to marine plastic pollution. Speaking at the 2018 Scottish Resources Conference Roseanna Cunningham MSP,...

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