The following PECH Committee meeting will take place in Brussels on:
Policy Department B has recently a study on Fisheries in Azores and another on Small-Scale Fisheries and the Zero Discard Rate
The first study was prepared as an information note for PECH's mission to Portugal to held from 7 to 10 April 2015. The note describes fisheries in Azores and related activities.
The aim of the second study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the discard problem on small-scale fisheries in Europe in order to put forward recommendations and policy-relevant advice for decision-makers.
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The focus of our work during the eighth parliamentary term will undoubtedly be the ongoing reform of the common fisheries policy, a process in which Parliament has played an important role over the past few months. Fisheries policy has to reconcile the interests of a wide range of stakeholders, with a view to safeguarding the long-term viability of the marine environment and fish stocks, the livelihoods of fishermen and the future of fisheries-related industries and coastal communities. This new, ambitious policy brings with it many challenges, ones which the EU institutions are determined to meet.
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Chair of the Committee on Fisheries