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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the presence of cormorants in the European Union

Mireille D'Ornano, Edouard Ferrand, Dominique Bilde, Sylvie Goddyn, Joëlle Mélin, Sophie Montel, Dominique Martin, Jean-François Jalkh, Philippe Loiseau

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the presence of cormorants in the European Union  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union,

–       having regard to Council Directive 79/409/EEC,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the Commission takes the view that cormorants have local impacts on fish stocks(1);

B.     whereas the principle of subsidiarity is one of the cornerstones of the European Union and whereas local problems can be dealt with most effectively at state and local authority level;

1.      Calls on the Commission to draw up an assessment overview of the presence of cormorants and their impact on fish stocks throughout the EU and to present a breakdown of the risks posed to fish stocks at national level;

2.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission and to the Council.


Commission’s answer to Written Question E-003878/2015, ‘Outcome of the European Cormorant Management Plan in the Member States’.

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