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World Bank Announces New Global Fund for Healthy Oceans

The World Bank Group announced on Wednesday the creation of PROBLUE, a new multi-donor trust fund that will support healthy and productive oceans by tackling marine pollution, managing fisheries and fostering the sustainable growth of coastal economies.

New study provides guidelines for successful maritime spatial planning.

The development of a maritime spatial plan (MSP) is a requirement under EU as well as national legislation. MSP aims to reduce or avoid conflicts between a variety of economic and noneconomic functions, but it is also a tool to identify and give the suitable room to new and changing spatial uses. But how can Member states and organisations prepare and cooperate to deliver efficient Marine Spatial Planning leading to success?

New project reinforces fishery control and monitoring in the Black Sea

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has recently issued a recommendation regarding a multiannual management plan for turbot in the Black Sea (GFCM/41/2017/4).