Vote on measures for the recovery of the European eel stocks
On 29 May at 15.00, the COD report amending the Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 establishing measures for the recovery of European eel stocks by Isabella Lövin (Greens) will be put to vote. The proposal from the Commission is part of the alignment to the Lisbon Treaty. The plan for the recovery of the European eel is particularly important given the vulnerable state of the eel stocks.
On 30 May at 9.00, PECH Committee will organise a hearing on Maritime spatial planning - An opportunity for sustainability in fisheries and aquaculture, in room ASP1G2 . The Chair of the Committee on Fisheries will open the hearing introducing the experts. There will be three panels: the first will discuss about Planning and Management of maritime activities and coastal; the second one will talk about Opportunities for fisheries and aquaculture and the last one will present Practical applications of Marine Spatial Planning.
You can find additional information on the detailed programme available soon in the events section on this website.
On 29 May at 15.00, Members of the PECH Committee will vote on the own-initiative report: A strategy for fisheries in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas by Guido Milana (S&D). The report seeks to promote the establishment of a new EU strategy on fisheries and aquaculture in the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin, with a view to giving a major boost to the development of sustainable economic activities which will have a beneficial effect on coastal communities and adjacent inland areas.
Vote on controversial Fisheries Partnership Agreements with Mauritania
On 29 May, PECH Committee will vote on Fisheries Partnership Agreements with Mauritania 2012/0258(NLE) that has proved controversial. The Rapporteur MATO (PPE) takes the position that consent should not be given as it is not to the EU’s advantage being economically unviable and is not to Mauritania’s advantage either. Other members have taken the contrary position.
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Fisheries
On this website, you will find different information and documents related to the work of our committee, such as meeting agendas and documents, our monthly newsletter and contributions by stakeholders and experts to the committee's public hearings. Regularly updated highlights on our activities are also displayed on the front page of the site.
The core issue for our committee during this parliamentary term is undoubtedly the ongoing reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, in which the European Parliament is involved with codecision powers as a result of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Fisheries policy needs to reconcile a variety of interests with the aim of securing the long term sustainability of the marine environment, fish stocks, fishermen, related industries, and coastal communities. The current policy has many shortcomings which all three institutions involved in the reform are determined to address.
Keeping EU citizens properly informed on the shaping of the political decisions that will be taken on their behalf can only contribute positively to this process and I believe that this website can play a useful role by providing an insight to our daily activities.