News Digest n.10 / 2022


Food supply and security dashboard on Agri-food Data Portal by DG AGRI is now public

The dashboards on food supply and food security are one of the actions foreseen in the Communication Contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security in times of crisis. They gather quantitative monitoring indicators, a qualitative assessment of food supply and food security in the EU, and a collection of external sources under Alerts.

Women in Aquaculture – Aine O’Donnell and Aine-Lisa Shannon

Aine O'Donnell and Aine-Lisa Shannon are bringing aquaculture to Ireland's primary schools as part of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara Aquaculture Remote Classroom, a mobile classroom that showcases aquaculture's role in coastal communities and climate-positive food production.

AKVA launches new salmon pen concept to combat sea lice

AKVA group has partnered with Northern Lights Salmon and Sørrollnesfisk to pilot an innovative net pen concept that gives salmon access to water from below the lice belt. This pilot project is supported by Innovation Norway’s Environmental Technology Scheme.

UK reaches deal with Norway to secure opportunities for UK fishing industry

The UK and Norway negotiate annually on access to each other’s waters, quota exchanges and control and enforcement measures. This deal builds on the close relationship and cooperation between the UK and Norway and will continue to support a sustainable and economically viable fishing industry.

Horizon Europe project to enhance animal health and welfare in EU fish farming

A new project funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme aims to optimise animal health and welfare within the European fish farming sector. Cure4Aqua has been awarded €4.8 million by the EU Horizon Europe programme and will run for 4.5 years, finishing in April 2027.

Spain will receive €1.12 billion from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027

Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Spain, the Commission has adopted the EMFAF programme for Spain. More than 40% % of the programme allocation will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries.

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Needed to Help Marine Life Thrive in Northeast Atlantic Ocean

The European Commission has adopted revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery and aquaculture sectors. The revised rules align State aid with the EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as well as to the European Green Deal.

EU Cohesion Policy: almost €3 billion for Belgium's green and digital transition and economic development in 2021-2027

Belgium will receive almost €3 billion in Cohesion Policy funding in 2021-2027 to accelerate its green and digital transition and support the development of a competitive, innovative and inclusive economy. €40.3 million under the EMFAF will support the fishery sector via investments leading to increased sustainable fisheries.

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