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Рибарство и аквакултури
Commissioner Karmenu Vella presented his green-blue portfolio at the meeting of the NAT Section on 6 February.
On 12 September, the European Economic and Social Committee will be holding a public hearing on European aquaculture, organised in cooperation with the Spanish region of Murcia. The hearing, which will take place in Murcia, is being held in connection with the preparation of an opinion on the sustainable development of aquaculture in Europe and follows the adoption of a Communication on this subject by the European Commission.
Islands have special characteristics and therefore face particular problems. However, their very specific situation can also offer opportunities if, with the necessary effort from all parties concerned, policies are developed and implemented which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities for the young generation, competiveness and innovation, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage. This conference is foreseen in the Smart Islands project, and is aimed at showcasing and discussing best practices to help islands develop in a sustainable and "smart" manner.
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) recently adopted by the European Union has included as one of its main aims to progressively eliminate discards into the sea by introducing an obligation of landing. In this regard the 3 March the EESC will organise in Brussels an orientation debate that will focus on the technical details and the possible consequences linked to the implementation of the landing obligation.
Bulletin d'information de Groupe III (en anglais)