More financial support for 2021-2027 EU fisheries  

Parliament will adopt its position on the future European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, safeguarding sustainable fish stocks and fishermen’s livelihoods.

MEPs will vote on a significant budget increase as compared to the Commission’s proposal for the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund for the 2021-2027 period.

87% of the Fund’s resources would be allocated for the management of fisheries, aquaculture and fishing fleets under so-called shared management (involving Commission and member states), while 13% would go to direct and indirect support (covering measures such as scientific advice, control measures, market intelligence, maritime surveillance and security).

Parliament is also expected to endorse specific amounts dedicated to outermost regions, protecting and restoring marine and coastal biodiversity, as well as improving safety, working and living conditions of the crew, training, social dialogue skills and employment.

Procedure: ordinary legislative procedure, first reading

2018/0210(COD)

Debate Wednesday, 3 April

Vote: Thursday, 4 April