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maritime policy

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Marine Fisheries-related Tourism in the EU

Written by Isabelle Gautier, Tourism activities can offer fishermen a good way to diversify their activities. It can be done outside or along with the fisheries seasons all through the year as a potential means of earning additional income. This economic aspect was taken into consideration in the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) which was used … Continue reading

World Maritime Day 2015

Written by Marketa Pape The shipping sector currently employs more than 1.5 million seafarers worldwide, and is expected to grow by as much as 70% by 2030. Demand for qualified workers is increasing and manpower shortages predicted throughout all maritime industries. To draw attention to important maritime issues, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates an annual … Continue reading

Maritime spatial planning

Some EU Member States (MS) have introduced a maritime spatial planning (MSP) process to manage the activities taking place within their seas and coastal areas. Increased activities at sea are expected to contribute to economic growth and innovation. The E uropean Commission has proposed a Directive that would oblige MS to make such plans and … Continue reading

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (2014-20)

6 language versions available in PDF format Europäischer Meeres- und Fischereifonds (2014–2020) Fondo Europeo Marítimo y de Pesca (2014-2020) Fonds européen pour les affaires maritimes et la pêche (2014-2020) Fondo europeo per gli affari marittimi e la pesca (2014-2020) Europejski Fundusz Morski i Rybacki (2014–20) European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (2014-20) Political agreement has been … Continue reading

The East China Sea territorial dispute. Senkaku, Diaoyu, or Tiaoyutai Islands?

Japan, China, and Taiwan all lay claim to a group of barren islands and rocks in the East China Sea (ECS). They see strategic and economic advantages in claiming sovereignty over them. Chinese and Taiwanese trawlers and other boats regularly approach the islands, which are under Japan’s control. Taiwan recently tried to alleviate tensions by … Continue reading

Blue for EU: Library focus on the Blue Planet

June 5 is World Environment Day. And the environment is not just about, the climate, soil, air, or water…but also about the seas…so the United Nations officially recognise June 8 as World Oceans Day. Quite logically then, the Members of the European Parliament have their eyes on oceans and “blue” related matters. To keep them … Continue reading

Spatial planning for the ‘blue economy’: Maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management

The increasing use of seas and coasts for economic activities, the ‘blue economy,’ leads to growing and competing demands for maritime space. Allocation of space at sea helps to avoid conflicts between different uses (e.g. wind and wave energy, fishing, oil and gas exploitation, cables and pipelines, shipping, tourism, defence, environmental protection), which also often … Continue reading

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