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Parliamentary questions
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22 November 2019
P-003984/2019
Priority question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Caroline Roose, David Cormand
 Subject: Threat to fish stocks in the Channel

Two super-trawlers belonging to the Parlevliet Van Der Plas BV group – the Lithuanian-registered Margiris the German-registered Annie Hilina – are currently fishing in the Channel. These ships, which are among the biggest trawlers in the world (the Margiris measuring 162 metres in length), pose a major threat to fish stocks in the Channel.

They are also a risk to the Channel’s fisheries, whose fishing opportunities will be reduced to compensate for the impact these industrial vessels are having on fish stocks in the area.

What measures will the Commission take to ensure that these two vessels do not jeopardise fish stocks in the Channel, and that their presence does not damage artisanal fishing?

What checks will be carried out to make sure that the two ships comply fully with all their CFP obligations?

Original language of question: FR
Last updated: 29 November 2019Legal notice