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Overhauling fisheries technical measures [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Jean Weissenberger  (2nd edition),

Overhauling fisheries technical measures

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Technical measures in fisheries govern the different fishing practices that can be used to catch fish, as well as the areas and seasons for fishing. Aimed at limiting unwanted catches or at reducing the impacts of fishing on nature, EU technical measures in fisheries have, over time, developed into a complex set of prescriptive measures, which do not fully achieve their objectives. The European Commission finalised, on 11 March 2016, a long-awaited proposal to overhaul a number of existing rules and to establish a new legislative framework in this domain. It would provide measures of general application in all seas, and would also set a new approach on governance and delegation of powers for the development of regional approaches. The Commission estimates that this new regulation would contribute to reaching CFP objectives, notably on delivering maximum sustainable yield for fish stocks, with positive socio-economic and environmental impacts. The Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries is to vote on its report on the proposed new framework before the summer.

Versions

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of fishery resources and the protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1967/2006, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1224/2009 and Regulations (EU) No 1343/2011 and (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 894/97, (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 2549/2000, (EC) No 254/2002, (EC) No 812/2004 and (EC) No 2187/2005.
Committee responsible:

Rapporteur:

Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

Fisheries (PECH)

Gabriel Mato (EPP, Spain)

Renata Briano (S&D, Italy)

Peter Van Dalen (ECR, The Netherlands)

Nils Torvalds (ALDE, Finland)

Liadh Ní Riada (GUE/NGL, Ireland)

Marco Affronte (Greens/EFA, Italy)

COM(2016) 134
of 11.3.2016

2016/0074 (COD)Ordinary legislative procedureprocedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly
‘co-decision’)

Next steps expected: Discussion of draft report and vote in PECH Committee

 

Timeline

Discussion

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