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Trade and Animal Welfare
Last Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted its resolution commenting on the EU’s mandate for the coming EU-UK trade negotiations, reminding the Commission of the importance of ensuring a level playing field when it comes to animal welfare standards.
Brexit: EP says no full access for Great Britain if animal welfare is not protected
20 February 2020
The European Union will announce 22 new commitments at the 2019 edition of Our Ocean conference, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 October 2019, for better governance of the oceans.
EU makes 22 new commitments for clean, healthy and safe oceans and launches The Ocean Tracker
24 December 2019
The number of exemptions issued by the Netherlands allowing the use of electric trawling far exceeds the 5%-limit of the beam trawlers' fleet allowed by the EU during the transitional period.
NGO Bloom files a complaint against the Netherlands over breach of EU law on electric fishing
12 October 2019
The Environment Committee questioned Frans Timmermans, Dutch candidate for the European Green Deal portfolio, who states he is in favour of better animal welfare.
Timmermans confirmed Vice-President of the Commission in charge of European Green Deal portfolio
8 October 2019
The Research Executive Agency (REA) project CERES helped answer this question by sharing its research outcomes at the annual Seminar on Fisheries Science of the European Commission, held in Brussels last Friday.
What are the research priorities in the European fisheries sector?
24 September 2019
Phil Hogan has been confirmed as the EU's next trade commissioner.
Hogan confirmed as new EU Trade Commissioner
10 September 2019
Fish farming has become an important source of high-quality protein. But aquaculture farmers often suffer high losses.
Fish farmers can test water quality in real time thanks to new EU-funded app
5 September 2019
One of the ideas on which different stakeholders seem to converge is that European citizens care for animals and would like to see their welfare needs taken into account even when they are used for food production or other commercial activities.
Time for an EU commissioner for animal welfare
2 September 2019
Environmental NGOs have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets (bycatch).
NGOs call on the European Commission to take legal action over huge number of whale and dolphin deaths
15 August 2019
The EU announced Tuesday (23 July) an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain’s fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse.
EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea
24 July 2019