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EU fisheries funding approved by MEPs

THE EUROPEAN Parliament approved the draft proposal for the allocation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) by a show of hands on Wednesday 22nd October.   MEPs voted against the decision to reintroduce subsidiaries for the building of new boats and have implemented strict limits on the amount of public funding that can…
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Urgent calls for MEP’s to reconsider fisheries funding deal

MEMBERS SITTING ON the European Parliament Fisheries Committee voted to provide subsidiaries worth 1.6 billion euros to improve EU fishing fleets and diversify local economies hit by the decline in the fishing sector.                   The money will go towards increasing the sustainability of the industry, as well…
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Fish policy reform step closer

THE REFORM of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has moved a step closer with an agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.   The overarching aim of the reformed policy is to end overfishing and ensure fishing is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The reforms aim to support sustainable sectoral growth, create…
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