Balaclava – L’Union européenne (UE) et la Commission de l’océan Indien (COI) ont signé un nouveau programme de 28 millions d’euros pour promouvoir la gestion durable des pêches dans les îles de l’océan Indien (pêche maritime) mais aussi en Afrique orientale et australe (pêche continentale). Connu sous le nom de E€OFISH, ce programme est un nouvel exemple concret de l’action de l’Union européenne et de la Commission de l’océan Indien pour promouvoir la pêche durable dans la région Afrique orientale et australe et océan Indien.
Climate change, poverty, water quality, hunger, population growth … Some of the most pressing global challenges can only be effectively addressed if the planet’s oceans are safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed. These imperatives are at the heart of the Blue Bioeconomy.
The European Commission is organising a series of workshops on the future of the Atlantic maritime strategy, and in particular the revision of the Atlantic action plan. The workshops are set up in cooperation with the five Atlantic Member States: France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
19 new sustainable blue projects have been pre-selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). They will share €14.5 million. The grant agreements are currently being prepared for signature.
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is in the Faroe Islands for the 23rd North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers Conference (27-28 August). The objective of this annual high-level event is for ministers from northern Atlantic countries to address issues of concern in an informal setting.
#BlueInvest in the Atlantic is part of the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform conference, the annual meeting point for everyone involved in designing the Atlantic Blue Economy. It gathers innovators, investors and researchers, SMEs, NGOs, authorities and representatives of the civil society from the Atlantic region.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report ‘Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On 16 July, the European Union has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China. Two of the world’s largest ocean economies will work together to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.
Newly published study identifies main problem areas of international ocean governance. It also recommends projects that can improve the situation. The study focuses on 13 third-countries that have active bilateral agreements with the EU through Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
The EU’s blue economy – all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas – is growing steadily, according to the EU’s first annual report on the blue economy.