• The EU blue economy report 2024

    19 July 2024 Egbert Hoogstad

    Source:  Publications Page European Commission The seventh edition of the EU Blue Economy Report, presented in a fresh format, persists in thoroughly examining the scale and breadth of the Blue Economy within the European Union (EU). Its primary aim remains to offer guidance to policymakers and stakeholders in fostering the sustainable advancement of oceans and […]

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  • A new WestMED Technical group on Sustainable Tourism

    18 July 2024 Communication team

    Towards a more sustainable tourism model The popularity of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal regions amongst tourists remains at an all-time high. After a temporary covid dip, the latest figures show that numbers of tourists have already reached pre-pandemic levels and are further on the rise. Traditional ‘sun, sea, and sand’ tourism has boosted livelihoods and […]

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  • WestMED Success Story. Sustainable aquaculture. Meet NewTechAqua – the European aquaculture innovators

    Communication team

    Aquaculture, one of the most dynamic blue economy sectors in the EU The EU is the eighth largest producer of fishery and aquaculture products, accounting for around 2% of global production. In the Mediterranean, fisheries and aquaculture are essential drivers for the blue economy. Over the years, aquaculture has become more efficient and economically significant, […]

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  • Members and observers of the WestMED Steering Committee gather in Brussels to discuss latest developments

    12 July 2024 Communication team

    The primary objective of this WestMED Steering Committee meeting that took place on June 26 in Brussels, was to assemble the representatives of the 10 WestMED countries and observers in-person to provide them with an overview of the latest advancements on the implementation of the WestMED Initiative, the latest funding opportunities, and to approve the […]

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  • e-FishMed engaged in the Blue Economy and the fight against IUU fishing

    11 July 2024 Communication team

    The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) supports and implements the project “Mediterranean virtual regional training academy on fisheries control and inspection (e-FishMed)“, initiated by the European Commission and financed by the European Union under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF). This project was launched in 2022 and is a follow-up to the “FIUUFRA” […]

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