The FLIP project was launch in Fecamps. Partners met formally for the fist time where representatives of the FLIPm partner partners had the opportunity to present their planned studies and events. As part of an innovative consultation mechanism, partners were invited to provide input to each others studies and event preparations. The first partner steering committee met and discussed issues such as reporting, procurement the preparation of terms of reference, prior experience from each of the partner ports.
Fostering Term Initiatives in Ports
Cross border cooperation supporting the development of small & medium sized ports
The event was hosted in Brussels with a view to raising the profile of small & medium sized ports within the emerging EU Maritime and ports policies. With a new strategy framework for the development of local ports emerging in the fields of marine renewables energies and short sea shipping, local and regional ports need to feel that they too have a place in this new policy framework at the European level.
The seminar reviews the latest information on the state of fish stocks and of the economic developments of the fleets in the North-east Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and in the Mediterranean.
EU Maritime news
Today the Commission adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2018. In particular, the Commission proposes to increase catches for Central Herring, Sprat and the Main Basin Salmon stocks, and to maintain the number of catches for the important stock of Western Baltic Cod.
The new forum's role will be to identify measures to open up markets for emerging products, to explore further research needs, or to point to areas where seed funding is required. The forum will deliver a pipeline of medium to long term projects aiming to grow the EU's blue bioeconomy sector.
Is EU action still necessary to stimulate Blue Growth in the Atlantic Ocean? The European Commission invites stakeholders to provide their input to this and other questions to support its mid-term review of the Atlantic action plan.
Developing the blue economy in the Black Sea was the theme of a high-level conference held on 15 September in Batumi (Georgia). Under the title "Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation", this 4th annual stakeholder event was co-organised by the European Commission, the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection.
The European Union will participate in the upcoming meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, which will take place in Montreal from 18 to 22 September 2017.