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New rules for managing the EU external fishing fleet [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Irina Popescu (3rd edition),

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In February 2017, the Parliament is due to vote in plenary on a Commission proposal for a revised system of issuing and managing fishing authorisations, intended to improve monitoring and transparency of the EU external fishing fleet. The proposal, replacing the current ‘Fishing Authorisations Regulation’ 1006/2008, applies to all EU vessels fishing outside EU waters, and to third-country vessels fishing in EU waters.

The current scope of the authorisation system would be extended to include practices poorly monitored so far, such as private agreements between EU companies and third countries and abusive reflagging operations. Member States would authorise fishing vessels using common eligibility criteria, complemented by specific conditions depending on the nature of the authorisation. Part of the electronic fishing authorisations register, showing who fishes what and where, would for the first time be publicly accessible.

 

Versions

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008

Committee responsible:

Rapporteur:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fisheries (PECH)

Linnéa Engström (Greens/EFA, Sweden)

Francisco José Millán Mon (EPP, Spain)

Ricardo Serrão Santos (S&D, Portugal)

Peter Van Dalen (ECR, the Netherlands)

Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE, Spain)

Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL, the Netherlands)

Marco Affronte (EFDD, Italy)

COM(2015) 636 of 10.12.2015

procedure ref.: 2015/0289(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure

Next steps expected:

Vote in plenary

 

Discussion

One thought on “New rules for managing the EU external fishing fleet [EU Legislation in Progress]

  1. Great work being done by Jaroslaw Walesa, Linnea Engstrom and all members of the Fisheries Committee. No hope for the CFP without them! A key issue with any new agreement, however, is the extent and effectiveness of monitoring. Also, there is need for a team dedicated to looking for loopholes so that they can be plugged before they are discovered and utilized by those with no concern for the future of the seas.

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    Posted by John Stansfield | April 20, 2016, 22:06

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