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Belgium: Javier Ojeda is appointed President of the Advisory Committee on Fishery and Aquaculture (ACFA)
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:00

JavierOjedaThe presence of APROMAR on the Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture (ACFA) of the European Commission (EC) has been strengthened with the appointment of its director, Javier Ojeda, as President of the Working Group (WG) on aquaculture. The Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture is the permanent forum of the European Commission for dialogue with the industry. ACFA has regular meetings in Brussels, at the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-Mare) of the EC.

Rimi Baltic adopts GlobalG.A.P standards
Friday, 08 June 2012 10:01

Rimi Baltic, a retailer with a significant presence in the three Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, has become a member of GlobalG.A.P.,

Lithuania: MSC meets with the Baltic Sea fishermen in Klaipeda
Friday, 01 June 2012 13:22

The Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture on its website has reported a meeting with representatives of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on 15 May 2012 in Klaipeda,

Polish-Norwegian talks on cooperation in maritime economy
Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:55

According to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Secretary of State Kazimierz Plocke met with Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen,

New fish farm in pipeline in Liepaja
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 06:04

LiepajaAccording to Dienas Business Kolumbija Ltd, a producer of canned fish, has started the construction of a new fish farm with a production capacity of 160-170 tonnes. About LVL2 million (ca. EUR2.9 million) have been invested in the project of which LVL1.1 million will come from the European Fisheries Fund and the rest from the Trasta komercbanka. The plant will use recirculation technology and farm rainbow trout, sturgeon, eel and African catfish. The first  release of juveniles of these species into 50 tanks is planned already in November.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:00

zst-logoA page on the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre’s website mentioned the feature on Latvia in the April edition of the Eurofish Magazine this year. The summary of the English translation of the webpage is provided below. The Latvian original can be viewed here

Posters on Latvian fish species released
Monday, 28 May 2012 00:00

The fisheries network of the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre has released posters of fish species which live in Latvian waters the sea, coastal waters, rivers and lakes. These number 79 species in total. The Latin, Latvian and English names have been provided as well as special symbols to describe the specificity of each species. These posters will be a useful tool not only for people discovering Latvia’s nature, but also for those with an interest in fish, such as anglers, commercial fishers, control and scientific institutions, municipalities and other users of Latvia’s water resources.


The posters can be viewed at:


Maris Vitins, Senior Consultant, Rural Development Division

Spain: APROMAR celebrates its 30th General Assembly
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:04

 The Producers Association of Marine Aquaculture of Spain (APROMAR) held its 2012 Annual General Meeting in Madrid, the 30th since 1986, when APROMAR was created.

Croatia: Workshop to promote exports of farmed marine fish
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 10:35

 The FAO, Eurofish and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Croatia co-organized the second national workshop in Croatia

Poland: Government adopts strategy for sustainable rural development, agriculture and fisheries by 2020
Monday, 07 May 2012 11:13

On 25 April 2012, the Council of Ministers adopted the strategy for the sustainable rural development, agriculture and fisheries, submitted by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Marek Sawicki. The strategy was developed in consultation with a wide range of experts and based on the results of public and inter-ministerial consultations, as well as the results of independent evaluations. This is one of nine integrated development strategies that will provide the basic instruments for the updated Medium Term Development Strategy 2020, and Long Term National Development Strategy to 2030.


The strategy will be implemented in the years 2012-2020 and will seek to improve the quality of life in rural areas, and to promote the efficient use resources, including agriculture and fisheries, to ensure sustainable development. The strategy is based on five key issues, namely human capital, quality of life, security, competitiveness and the environment and will draw on support within the framework of EU policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy and the Cohesion Policy for Rural Development, in the new EU programming period 2014-2020.

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