FEATURE | Euro fish stocks increase 36% in last decade

The European Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) annual report on the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), particularly concerning the progress towards achieving sustainable fisheries, showed that the stock status has significantly improved in the North-East Atlantic with an overall downward trend in the fishing pressure over the period 2003-2017.

European shipowners support "port reception facilities" proposal

The recently published proposal for a new Directive on Port Reception Facilities has been welcomed by the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA). ECSA said the new proposal would help in ensuring there are adequate port reception facilities available, require an advance waste notification from ships as well as a waste delivery receipt for reception facilities, and facilitate monitoring and enforcement through existing systems for electronic reporting and the exchange of information.

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