Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Maritime & Fisheries News

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

eu ocean commitments

EU releases €540m funding to accelerate blue economy innovation

The EU will announce 22 new commitments on ocean sustainability at this year’s Our Ocean conference for marine governance. The EU’s delegation to the Our...

Clean Oceans Initiative invests more than €700m in its first year

The Clean Oceans Initiative, which commits financial bodies to provide long term investment in combating marine pollution, has exceeded targets in its first year. Participants...
blockchain for seafood traceability

Blockchain for seafood traceability in the scallop industry

IBM has launched a platform which deploys blockchain for seafood traceability by logging the supply chain route of seafood catches. A collaboration of sourcing partners,...
baltic sea fishing quotas

Baltic Sea fishing quotas denounced by NGOs, campaigners

Conservation groups have expressed concern over the 2020 Baltic Sea fishing quotas set by the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH). Total allowable catches (TACs)...
uk supermarkets iuu fishing

UK supermarkets’ IUU fishing links detailed in new report

A new report has identified links between major UK supermarkets and illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing practices. The ‘Fishing for catastrophe’ report, produced by...
sea grant

Sea Grant funding to support 42 US aquaculture projects

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $16m (€14.53m) through its Sea Grant mechanism to support US aquaculture research. The Sea Grant...
eastern baltic cod

Eastern Baltic cod fishing ban recommended to prevent stock loss

Ahead of the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) meeting today, 14 October, ocean advocacy foundation Oceana has urged action on Eastern Baltic cod...
norway aquaculture funding

Norway aquaculture funding to protect salmon fisheries

The government of Norway has allocated 10m kroner (€994,828) to funding aquaculture research in the wake of a severe algae outbreak earlier this year. The...
hawai'i sea grant

Hawai’i Sea Grant receives aquaculture funding boost

The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Programme has been awarded nearly $1.4m (€1.27m) to research and develop new aquaculture opportunities. The funding, issued by...
maritime innovation funding

Maritime innovation funding for Kraken Robotics

Canadian marine technology developer Kraken Robotics will receive C$749,746 (€513,109.02) in maritime innovation funding from the National Research Council of Canada. The maritime innovation funding...

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