OceanGovernanceAs announced by Commissioner Karmenu Vella on the occasion of the 2015 Green Week that was held in Brussels from 4 to 6 June, a public consultation on ocean governance was launched on 4 June and will remain open until 15 September.

This consultation aims at measuring public opinion on “how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth.” It will be used as a basis to develop a more coherent, comprehensive and effective EU policy on improving the international ocean governance framework.

The CPMR will be looking into this issue in greater detail in order to submit a response.

Further information about how to submit contributions can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/maritimeaffairs_fisheries/consultations/ocean-governance/index_en.htm