The European Council reached a political agreement on a regulation concerning the 2018 fishing opportunities for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea.

In the spring of 2017, the review process of the Belgian MSP for the period 2002-2026 kicked off with an informal consultation. The received reactions have now been transformed into a first draft of the MSP.

A good practice guideline report has been produced by the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association, the representative body for the marine aggregate sector in the UK, together with the Crown Estate.

Irish Ministers published 'Towards a Marine Spatial Plan for Ireland – a roadmap for the development of Ireland’s first..

On 30 November an informal Ministerial Meeting of the western Mediterranean countries marked the official launch of the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean.

The Welsh Government has published the long awaited first Draft Welsh National Marine Plan (WNMP). The plan will be the first marine plan for Welsh Seas representing the start of an ongoing cyclical planning process.

The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy took place in Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017. This international and multi-stakeholder event gathered approx. 300 participants...

The Strategic Partnership for MSP is seeking input on educational and training needs for MSP practitioners via an online survey...

The outputs from the meeting are now available, including a background document on 'green infrastructures & blue corridor maps linking MSP and MPAs, the new pan-Baltic SCOPE project, BaltSPACE, presentation of the new HOLAS II as well as furth

The European Commission has published a study on the Blue Growth potential of the Outermost Regions (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands).

The Our Ocean conference realised a total of nearly 300 commitments, from which 100 came from the private sector. The 36 commitments from the EU pledge 550 million euros.

BalticLINes published a report on data needs and availability for MSP.