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PE 594.038v03-00 A8-0173/2017

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1936/2001, (EC) No 1984/2003 and (EC) No 520/2007

(COM(2016)0401 – C8-0224/2016 – 2016/0187(COD))

Committee on Fisheries

Rapporteur: Gabriel Mato

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1936/2001, (EC) No 1984/2003 and (EC) No 520/2007

(COM(2016)0401 – C8-0224/2016 – 2016/0187(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0401),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0224/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 19 October 2016(1),

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinion of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A8-0173/2017).

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(7)  ICCAT Recommendation concerning multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean were implemented by Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009. This Regulation does not cover such multiannual recovery plan.

(7)  ICCAT Recommendation concerning multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean were implemented by Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This Regulation does not cover such multiannual recovery plan.

Amendment    2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(8)  This Regulation also does not cover fishing opportunities decided by ICCAT, as Article 43(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that measures on fixing prices, levies, aid and quantitative limitations and on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities shall be adopted by the Council.

(8)  Fishing opportunities decided by ICCAT are allocated to Member States by the Council pursuant to Article 43(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and, in turn, by Member States to vessel-owners in accordance with the principles laid down in Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1627, under which transparent and objective criteria, including those of an environmental, social and economic nature, are to be used for the subsequent allocation by Member States to vessel-owners or gear types. Moreover, Member States are to endeavour to provide incentives to fishing vessels deploying selective fishing gear or using fishing techniques with reduced environmental impact, such as reduced energy consumption or habitat damage. This should encompass, in particular, the promotion of coastal fishing activities and the use of fishing gear and techniques which are selective and have a reduced environmental impact, including gear and techniques used in traditional and artisanal fisheries, thereby contributing to a fair standard of living for local economies.

Amendment     3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9a)  Union legislation should merely transpose the ICCAT Recommendations in order to place Union and third country fishermen on an equal footing and ensure that the rules can be accepted by all.

Amendment    4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9b)  The delegated acts and implementing acts provided for in this Regulation should be without prejudice to the transposition of future ICCAT Recommendations into Union law through the ordinary legislative procedure.

Amendment    5

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 13 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(13a)  The ICCAT Recommendations, read together with applicable rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, allow for large-scale pelagic longline vessels to tranship at sea in non-Union waters within the ICCAT zone. However, the Union should seriously and systematically address that issue within the framework of the regional fisheries management organisations with a view to extending the Union prohibition to all waters.

Justification

Transhipment at sea is one of the main causes of the lack of transparency in fisheries globally, that facilitates IUU fishing. This is operated often by foreign fleets with low or no-environmental and social considerations. Therefore, while the relevant ICCAT Recommendation, that allow for transhipments by large pelagic longliners, has to be accurately transposed, the European Commission should pursue its pressure in RFMOs to put an end to it.

Amendment    6

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – point b a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ba)  third country fishing vessels and third country vessels engaged in recreational fisheries which operate in Union waters.

Justification

This Regulation should also apply to third country vessels.

Amendment    7

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

The measures provided for in this Regulation shall apply in addition to those provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008.

Justification

For reasons of clarity, it should be mentioned that the Control and the IUU Regulations remain applicable.

Amendment     8

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 24

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(24)  IUU fishing’ means fishing activities which are illegal, unreported and unregulated;

(24)  "IUU fishing' means fishing activities which are illegal, unreported and unregulated, as defined in point 1 of Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008;

Amendment    9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – point 25

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(25)  ‘ICCAT IUU list’ means a list of vessels flying the flag of non-Contracting parties, which are considered by ICCAT to have engaged in IUU fishing;

(25)  ‘ICCAT IUU list’ means a list of vessels which are considered by ICCAT to have engaged in IUU fishing;

Justification

The IUU list should include all vessels engaged in IUU fishing, being Contracting parties to ICCAT or not.

Amendment     10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States shall issue authorisations to vessels flying their flag used for any kind of support to vessels referred to in paragraph 1.

2.  Member States shall issue authorisations to support vessels flying their flag used for any kind of support to vessels referred to in paragraph 1.

Amendment    11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 7 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Vessels targeting bigeye tuna in the ICCAT Convention area may be replaced only by vessels of equivalent capacity or lesser.

deleted

Justification

This provision is not provided for in the relevant ICCAT Recommendation.

Amendment    12

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point f

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(f)  if the visit is followed by a set, the results of the set in terms of catch and by-catch, whether retained or discarded dead or alive.

(f)  if the visit is followed by a set, the results of the set in terms of catch and by-catch, whether retained or discarded dead or alive, or, if the visit is not followed by a set, the reason (for instance not enough fish or fish too small).

Justification

This provision is included in the ICCAT Recommendation 2015-01, paragraph 21(vi).

Amendment    13

Proposal for a regulation

Article 18 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Member States fishing for North Atlantic swordfish shall submit to the Commission their management plans by 15 August of each year. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat by 15 September of each year.

Member States that have been allocated a quota and whose vessels are fishing for North Atlantic swordfish shall submit to the Commission their management plans by 15 August of each year. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat by 15 September of each year.

Justification

For reasons of clarity, it should be specified that management plans have to be submitted by those Member States that have a quota allocated.

Amendment    14

Proposal for a regulation

Article 20 – paragraph 2 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  By 1 January of each year, Member States shall submit electronically and in the format set out in the Guidelines for Submitting Data and Information Required by ICCAT:

2.  By 1 January of each year, Member States shall submit in the format set out in the Guidelines for Submitting Data and Information Required by ICCAT:

Justification

ICCAT Recommendation 2013-04, point 1, does not specify that data have to be submitted electronically.

Amendment    15

Proposal for a regulation

Article 25 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  By way of derogation from Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/200616, the maximum number of hooks that may be set by or taken on board of vessels targeting swordfish shall be fixed at 2800 hooks.

1.  By way of derogation from Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006, the maximum number of hooks that may be set by or taken on board of vessels targeting swordfish shall be fixed at 2800 hooks. A second set of rigged hooks may be allowed on board for trips longer than two days provided that they are duly lashed and stowed in lower decks so that they cannot readily be used.

Justification

This possibility is provided for in ICCAT Recommendation 2013-04 paragraph 9.

Amendment     16

Proposal for a regulation

Article 27 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the blue marlin and white marlin are released in a manner that maximizes their survival.

2.  Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the blue marlin and white marlin are released in a manner that maximise their chances of survival.

Amendment    17

Proposal for a regulation

Article 27 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  Member States shall encourage the use of monofilament streamer lines on swivel so that live blue marlin and white marlin may be easily released.

deleted

Justification

This provision is not included in ICCAT Recommendation 2015-05, paragraph 2.

Amendment    18

Proposal for a regulation

Article 28 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

As a Member State has exhausted its quota, that Member State shall ensure that the landings of blue marlin and white marlin that are dead when brought alongside the vessel are not to be sold or entered into commerce.

As a Member State has exhausted its quota, that Member State shall ensure that the landings of blue marlin and white marlin that are dead when brought alongside the vessel are not to be sold or entered into commerce but can be used for scientific research purposes. Such landings shall not count against that Member State’s catch limits as set out in paragraph 1 of ICCAT Recommendation 2015-05, provided that such prohibition is clearly explained in the Annual Report referred to in Article 70.

Justification

This is provided for in paragraph 2 of ICCAT Recommendation 12-04.

Amendment    19

Proposal for a regulation

Article 30 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States shall carry out research on shark species caught in the ICCAT Convention area in order to improve the selectivity of fishing gears, to identify potential nursery areas and consider time and area closures and other measures, as appropriate. Such research shall provide information on key biological and ecological parameters, life-history and behavioural traits, as well as on the identification of potential mating, pupping and nursery grounds.

2.  Member States shall, where possible, carry out research on shark species caught in the ICCAT Convention area in order to improve the selectivity of fishing gears, to identify potential nursery areas and consider time and area closures and other measures, as appropriate. Such research shall provide information on key biological and ecological parameters, life-history and behavioural traits, as well as on the identification of potential mating, pupping and nursery grounds.

Justification

The words “where possible” are included in the following ICCAT Recommendations: 2004-10 paragraph 8; 2007-06, paragraph 4; 2009-07, paragraph 5; 2010-08, paragraph 5.

Amendment    20

Proposal for a regulation

Article 31 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of porbeagle sharks shall be prohibited.

1.  Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of porbeagle sharks caught in association with ICCAT fisheries shall be prohibited.

Justification

This is foreseen in ICCAT Recommendation 2015-06, paragraph 1.

Amendment    21

Proposal for a regulation

Article 33 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Member States shall endeavour to reduce fishing mortality in fisheries targeting North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks and report about the progress made to the Commission on an annual basis in the annual report referred to in Article 70.

Member States shall take appropriate measures to reduce fishing mortality in fisheries targeting North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks and report about the progress made to the Commission on an annual basis in the annual report referred to in Article 70.

Justification

This is foreseen in ICCAT Recommendation 2007-06, paragraph 2.

Amendment    22

Proposal for a regulation

Article 37 – paragraph 1 – point b

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(b)  the biological samples are taken in the framework of a research project notified to the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics of the ICCAT and developed taking into consideration the recommended research priorities of that Committee;

(b)  the biological samples are taken in the framework of a research project notified to the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics of the ICCAT and developed taking into consideration the recommended research priorities of that Committee. The research project shall, where appropriate, include a detailed document that describes the objective of the work, the methodologies to be used, the number and type of samples to be collected, the time-area distribution of the sampling and a chronogram of the activities to be carried out;

Justification

The is included in the paragraph 1 of ICCAT Recommendation 2013-10.

Amendment    23

Proposal for a regulation

Article 38 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  A second tori pole and tori line shall be used at times of high bird abundance or activity.

3.  Where practical, a second tori pole and tori line shall be used at times of high bird abundance or activity.

Justification

This is foreseen in ICCAT Recommendation 2007-07, paragraph 4, 3rd indent.

Amendment     24

Proposal for a regulation

Article 41 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Pelagic longline vessels shall carry and use safe-handling, disentanglement and release equipment capable of releasing sea turtles in a manner that maximizes the probability of their survival.

2.  Pelagic longline vessels shall carry and use safe-handling, disentanglement and release equipment capable of releasing sea turtles in a manner that maximizes their chances of survival.

Amendment    25

Proposal for a regulation

Title II – Chapter VII a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Chapter VIIa

 

Allocation of fishing opportunities for bluefin tuna and swordfish stocks

 

Article 42a

 

General principle

 

In accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, when allocating the fishing opportunities for bluefin tuna and swordfish stocks available to them, Member States shall use transparent and objective criteria, including those of an environmental, social and economic nature, and shall also endeavour to distribute national quotas fairly among the various fleet segments giving special consideration to traditional and artisanal fishing, and to provide incentives to Union fishing vessels deploying selective fishing gear or using fishing techniques with reduced environmental impact.

Amendment     26

Proposal for a regulation

Article 61 – paragraph 1 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Member States shall ensure that observers have followed the required training and are approved before their deployment. The observers shall possess the following qualifications:

Member States shall ensure that observers have followed the required training, are suitably qualified and are approved before their deployment. The observers shall possess the following qualifications:

Amendment    27

Proposal for a regulation

Title III – Chapter VI – title

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Control of third country vessels in Member State ports

Control of third country fishing vessels in Member State ports

Justification

The specification of “fishing” vessels is added for more clarity. This is foreseen in ICCAT Recommendation 2012-07, paragraphs 7 and 9.

Amendment    28

Proposal for a regulation

Article 70 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  By 30 June of each year Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual report for the preceding calendar year, comprising information on fisheries, research, statistics, management, inspection activities and any additional information as appropriate.

1.  By 30 June of each year Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual report for the preceding calendar year, comprising information on fisheries, research, statistics, management, inspection and IUU fishing prevention activities, and any additional information as appropriate.

Amendment    29

Proposal for a regulation

Article 72 – paragraph 1 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

In order to implement amendments to the existing ICCAT recommendations into Union law, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 73 amending:

Where necessary in order to implement into Union law amendments to the existing ICCAT recommendations which become binding on the Union, and insofar as amendments to Union law do not go beyond the ICCAT recommendations, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 73 for the purpose of amending:

Justification

The Commission should be empowered to amend this Regulation through delegated acts in specific cases and only when it comes to the implementation of ICCAT Recommendations.

Amendment    30

Proposal for a regulation

Article 72 – paragraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Any amendments adopted in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be strictly limited to the implementation of amendments to the respective ICCAT Recommendation into Union law.

Justification

The empowerment of the Commission to amend this Regulation through delegated acts should be precisely framed.

Amendment    31

Proposal for a regulation

Article 73 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 72 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 72 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from ... [date of entry into force of this Regulation]. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.

Justification

The empowerment of the Commission to amend this Regulation through delegated acts should be precisely framed.

Amendment    32

Proposal for a regulation

Article 73 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a.  Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

(1)

OJ C 34, 2.2.2017, p. 142.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

BACKGROUND of the Proposal

The objective of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as set out in Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council is to ensure exploitation of marine biological resources that provides long-term environmental, economic and social sustainability.

The European Union has been a Contracting Party to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas ("the ICCAT Convention") since 14 November 1997.

The ICCAT Convention provides a framework for regional cooperation on the conservation and management of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and the adjoining seas through the setting up of an International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (the "ICCAT").

The ICCAT has the authority to adopt binding recommendations for the conservation and management of the fisheries under its purview. These acts are essentially addressed to the ICCAT Contracting Parties, but also contain obligations for private operators (e.g. vessel masters). The ICCAT Recommendations enter into force six months following their adoption and in respect of the EU, they must be enacted into European Union law.

CONTENT of the Proposal

The objective of the proposal is to transpose into EU law the conservation, control and enforcement measures adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas. The transposition proposal relates to the measures adopted by ICCAT since 2008, with the exception of the multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, which is subject to a separate transposition process.

The aim of the proposal is to transpose 28 ICCAT recommendations. It covers, in particular, all control measures that go beyond those set up in the control and IUU regulations. This new legislative text brings together control and conservation measures, which until now were regulated in separate acts (regulations 1936/2001 and 520/2007 respectively). It also includes the statistical measures for swordfish and bigeye tuna, by amending the 1984/2003 regulation.

The main elements of the proposal are as follows:

Subject matter and scope: the new regulation shall apply to the Union vessels fishing in the ICCAT Convention area or, in the case of transhipments, in the area outside the ICCAT Convention area for the species caught in the ICCAT Convention area. It will also apply to third country vessels which are inspected in Member States ports and which carry ICCAT species or fish products originating from such species that have not been previously landed or transhipped at ports.

ICCAT management measures: the management measures are divided into 7 chapters per individual species: (i) tropical tunas; (ii) North Atlantic albacore; (iii) swordfish (Atlantic swordfish as well as Mediterranean swordfish); (iv) blue marlin and white marlin; (v) sharks; (vi) sea-birds (caught as by-catch) and (vii) turtles (caught as by-catch).

Common control and monitoring measures:

The proposal contains measures on:

-  The ICCAT record of large scale vessels which is a list, maintained by the ICCAT Secretariat, of large scale fishing vessels authorised to  target ICCAT species in the ICCAT Convention Area;

-  Chartering;

-  Control of catches, and notably compliance with quotas and minimum size requirements, catch sampling and catch and fishing effort notification;

-  Transhipments;

-  Scientific observer programmes;

-  Monitoring of the fleets of third countries;

-  Procedure in case of infringements of the ICCAT conservation and management measures and monitoring of the fleets included in the ICCAT IUU list.

Position of the rapporteur

Generally, I plead for a strict transposition of Recommendations, in order to establish a level playing-field for operators. Ensuring identical conditions for everybody is crucial, if we want to take fishermen on board.

In this case the Commission has transposed the relevant ICCAT Recommendations in a very accurate manner, except from some specific cases, namely:

a) The scope of the Regulation provided for in Article 2 must also cover fishing vessels from third countries;

b) Article 4 (25) on the definition of the list of vessels engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing should cover not only the vessels of the non-contracting parties of ICCAT but also of the contracting parties.

c) In Article 7, in the case of tropical tunas, the European Commission establishes a limitation for the substitution of vessels: these must be of equivalent capacity or inferior. This limitation appeared in Recommendation 14-01, which is no longer in force (it has been replaced by 15-01, in which the measure has not been included). If it is to be consistent with the ICCAT Recommendations in force, that provision should be removed.

This is why I propose specific amendments in the above cases, in line with what was agreed in ICCAT.

One of the most controversial elements of this proposal is the authorization of transhipments in ICCAT waters for large pelagic longline vessels without prejudice to the provisions established by the EU legislation on this matter. Transhipments at sea are currently banned for all ships (including third countries’ vessels) in EU waters, in order to avoid illegal practices (Article 20 of the Control Regulation 1224/2009). There is a clear contradiction between the European legislation and the ICCAT recommendations. The transposition of the ICCAT recommendation means that a European vessel could carry out transhipment operations at sea in the ICCAT area provided that such activities do not take place in EU waters.

Furthermore, regarding non-EU waters, Article 4 of the IUU Regulation (1005/2008) only prohibits such activity when it concerns transhipments from third country vessels to EU vessels as long as the later are not registered as transport vessels within a regional fisheries organization. The IUU regulation does not prohibit the transhipment of a European vessel to a third-country transport vessel or between EU vessels. It is understood that, in such cases, the regulation issued by the regional fisheries organization prevails.

In practice, there is no European vessel carrying out transhipments at sea in non-EU waters covered by ICCAT. However, this activity is recurrent in the Pacific Ocean.

The rapporteur is in favor of faithfully transposing the ICCAT recommendations ICCAT so as not to create a situation of discrimination against European fleets vis-à-vis to third-country fleets. Nonetheless, he urges the European Commission to seriously and systematically address this issue within the framework of the regional organizations with a view to extend the EU prohibition to all waters.

We need to convince third countries, through our action in RFMOs, to follow the EU standards in this case.

Transhipment at sea is one of the main causes of the lack of transparency in fisheries globally, that facilitates IUU fishing. This is operated often by foreign fleets with low or no-environmental and social considerations.

The EU fisheries sector has, over many years now, constantly been pleading for a ban of this practice in the various RFMOs. We would like to see the European Commission to pursue its pressure in RFMOs to put an end on it.

Finally, the rapporteur wishes to highlight his discontent about the last decision taken by this Regional Organisation on setting up, for the first time, a TAC (total allowable catch) for swordfish in the Mediterranean Sea without taking into consideration the possibility to increase, at the same time, the bluefin TAC for 2017, in order to counterbalance the consequences of such decision for the European fleet.

While it is undeniable that swordfish population has registered a strong deterioration, bluefin tuna stocks are in net recovery, which would justify an increase of the TAC for the bluefin tuna fleet.

In any event, the rapporteur stresses the need for article 17 of the CFP basic Regulation (1380/2013), concerning the allocation of quotas at national level, to be implemented in a way that special consideration is given to traditional and artisanal fisheries, and that incentives are provided to Union fishing vessels deploying selective fishing gear or using fishing techniques with reduced environmental impact.


OPINION of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (22.3.2017)

for the Committee on Fisheries

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1936/2001, (EC) No 1984/2003 and (EC) No 520/2007

(COM 2016/0401 – C8-0224/2016 – 2016/0187(COD))

Rapporteur: Renata Briano

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The aim of the Commission proposal is to transpose management, conservation and control measures that the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has adopted in respect of fishing for some highly migratory fish species. The European Union has been a contracting party to ICCAT since 1997.

The Commission has proposed that ICCAT recommendations adopted since 2008 be transposed, in an approach targeting sustainable exploitation of marine biological resources, in accordance with the common fisheries policy (CFP). The rapporteur nevertheless criticises the fact that the Commission has not made clear which recommendations should be transposed; this makes it difficult for the co-legislators to check consistency and conformity in line with the prerogatives granted by the Lisbon Treaty. In fact, the Commission explains in Recital 9 that the ICCAT recommendations adopted after 2008 introduce amendments to a number of recommendations adopted prior to that date, and establish several new provisions, but does not say which these are.

The proposal contains measures relating to several marine species: tropical tunas (bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna), albacore, swordfish, blue marlin and white marlin, as well as for some particularly vulnerable species such as sharks, seabirds and turtles. On the other hand, it does not cover bluefin tuna, which are the subject of a separate transposition procedure that concluded with the most recent multiannual recovery plan, adopted in 2016.

The rapporteur for the opinion considers the common control measures, which also apply to vessels operating under the flags of third countries in EU ports, to be of particular importance. Indeed, the scope of this regulation extends to the latter in order to avoid discriminatory situations where several countries border one body of water (as in the case of the Mediterranean Sea).

The proposal also provides for the establishment of scientific observer programmes for which Member States are to be responsible. The latter will be required to monitor, through qualified observers, a minimum amount of fishing activity, in order to improve scientific knowledge and guarantee the efficiency and sustainability of future fishing activities. These provisions must be consistent with Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy.

Finally, as regards inspections of third-country vessels in EU ports, and also alleged cases of infringement and non-compliance, the proposal refers to Regulation 1005/2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

The rapporteur has not sought to make substantial amendments to the text of the proposal, which is already highly environmentally-sensitive.

The amendments proposed seek, therefore, to better protect those species which are most vulnerable – often caught as by-catch and whose mortality rate is closely linked to certain fishing practices – and to restore the balances established in Regulation 1380/2013.

AMENDMENTS

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety calls on the Committee on Fisheries, as the committee responsible, to take into account the following amendments:

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(7)  ICCAT Recommendation concerning multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean were implemented by Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009. This Regulation does not cover such multiannual recovery plan.

(7)  ICCAT Recommendation concerning multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean were implemented by Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 which was repealed by Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This Regulation does not cover such multiannual recovery plan.

Amendment     2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(8)  This Regulation also does not cover fishing opportunities decided by ICCAT, as Article 43(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that measures on fixing prices, levies, aid and quantitative limitations and on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities shall be adopted by the Council.

(8)  This Regulation also does not cover fishing opportunities decided by ICCAT, as Article 43(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that measures on fixing prices, levies, aid and quantitative limitations and on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities shall be adopted by the Council on a proposal by the Commission. The subsequent allocation by Member States to vessel-owners or gear types should be done in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, using transparent and objective criteria including those of an environmental, social and economic nature. Member States should endeavour to provide incentives to fishing vessels deploying selective fishing gear or using fishing techniques with reduced environmental impact, such as reduced energy consumption or habitat damage.

Amendment    3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9a)  The delegated acts and implementing acts provided for in this Regulation should be without prejudice to the incorporation of future ICCAT recommendations into Union law through the ordinary legislative procedure.

Amendment    4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 10

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(10)  In order to swiftly incorporate into Union law future binding amendments to the ICCAT Recommendations, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amending the Annexes to this Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level. The Commission, when preparing and drawing up delegated acts, should ensure a simultaneous, timely and appropriate transmission of relevant documents to the European Parliament and Council.

(10)  The power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of incorporating or amending specific non-essential elements in the Annexes to this Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work including at expert level. The Commission, when preparing and drawing up delegated acts, should ensure a simultaneous, timely and appropriate transmission of relevant documents to the European Parliament and Council.

Amendment    5

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  Union fishing vessels, and Union vessels engaged in recreational fisheries, which operate in the ICCAT Convention Area and, in the case of transhipments, also outside the ICCAT Convention area if they tranship species caught in that area;

(Does not affect the English version.)

Amendment    6

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(b)  third country vessels which are inspected in Member States ports and which carry ICCAT species or fish products originating from such species that have not been previously landed or transhipped at ports.

(Does not affect the English version.)

Amendment    7

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(ba)  third country fishing vessels, and third country vessels engaged in recreational fisheries, which operate in Union waters.

Amendment    8

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – point 9

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(9)  ‘recreational fishery’ means non-commercial fishing activities exploiting marine living aquatic resources for recreation, tourism or sport;

(9)  ‘recreational fishery’ means non-commercial fishing activities exploiting marine biological resources for recreation, tourism or sport;

Amendment    9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – point 24

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(24)  ‘IUU fishing’ means fishing activities which are illegal, unreported and unregulated;

(24)  ‘IUU fishing’ means fishing activities as defined in point (1) of Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008;

Amendment     10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States shall issue authorisations to vessels flying their flag used for any kind of support to vessels referred to in paragraph 1.

2.  Member States shall issue authorisations to support vessels flying their flag used for any kind of support to vessels referred to in paragraph 1.

Amendment     11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 7 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  By way of derogation from Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 large scale fishing vessels not entered into the ICCAT Record of authorised tropical tuna vessels shall not be allowed to fish, retain on board, tranship, transport, transfer or process tropical tunas from the ICCAT Convention area.

3.  By way of derogation from Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 large scale fishing vessels not entered into the ICCAT Record of authorised tropical tuna vessels shall not be allowed to fish, retain on board, tranship, transport, process or unload tropical tunas from the ICCAT Convention area.

Amendment    12

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  improve the knowledge about FADs characteristics, buoys characteristics, FADs fishing, including fishing effort, and related impacts on targeted and non-targeted species;

(a)  improve the knowledge about FADs characteristics, buoys characteristics, FADs fishing, including fishing effort, and related environmental impacts on targeted and non-targeted species;

Amendment    13

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point c

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(c)  reduce and limit the impacts of FADs and FAD fishing on the ecosystem, including where appropriate by acting on the different components of the fishing mortality (e.g. number of deployed FADs, including number of FAD sets by purse seiners, fishing capacity, number of support vessels).

(c)  reduce and limit the impacts of FADs and FAD fishing on the ecosystem and on the most vulnerable species by acting above all on the different components of the fishing mortality (e.g. number of deployed FADs, including number of FAD sets by purse seiners, fishing capacity, number of support vessels).

Amendment     14

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  the surface structure of the FAD shall either not be covered by any material or only be covered with material implying minimum risk of entangling non-targeted species;

(a)  the surface structure of the FAD and the submerged components shall either not be covered by any material or only be covered with material which entails zero risk of entangling non-targeted species;

Amendment     15

Proposal for a regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  When designing FADs, biodegradable materials should be prioritised with a view to phasing out non-biodegradable FADs by 2018.

2.  When designing FADs, biodegradable materials should be used with a view to phasing out non-biodegradable FADs by 2018.

Amendment    16

Proposal for a regulation

Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point f

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(f)  if the visit is followed by a set, the results of the set in terms of catch and by-catch, whether retained or discarded dead or alive.

(f)  if the visit is followed by a set, the results of the set in terms of catch and by-catch, whether retained or discarded dead or alive. If the visit is not followed by a set, this shall be justified.

Amendment     17

Proposal for a regulation

Article 16 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

If the ICCAT Executive Secretary notifies the Commission of a possible violation by Union fishing vessels of Article 7(3) and Article 14(1) and (2), the Commission shall without delay inform the flag Member State. The flag Member State shall immediately investigate the situation and, if the vessel is fishing in relation with objects that could affect fish aggregates, including FADs, shall request the vessel to stop fishing and, if necessary, leave the area without delay. The flag Member State shall without delay report to the Commission the results of its investigation and the corresponding measures taken. The Commission shall forward that information to the Coastal State and to the ICCAT Executive Secretary.

If the ICCAT Executive Secretary notifies the Commission of a possible violation by Union fishing vessels of Article 7(3) and Article 14(1) and (2), the Commission shall without delay inform the flag Member State. The flag Member State shall immediately investigate the situation and, if the vessel is fishing in relation with objects that could affect fish aggregates, including FADs, shall request the vessel to stop fishing and leave the area without delay. The flag Member State shall without delay report to the Commission the results of its investigation and the corresponding measures taken. The Commission shall forward that information to the Coastal State and to the ICCAT Executive Secretary.

Amendment     18

Proposal for a regulation

Article 27 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the blue marlin and white marlin are released in a manner that maximizes their survival.

2.  Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the blue marlin and white marlin are released in a manner that maximise their chances of survival.

Amendment     19

Proposal for a regulation

Article 28 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

As a Member State has exhausted its quota, that Member State shall ensure that the landings of blue marlin and white marlin that are dead when brought alongside the vessel are not to be sold or entered into commerce.

As a Member State has exhausted its quota, that Member State shall ensure that the landings of blue marlin and white marlin that are dead when brought alongside the vessel are not to be sold or entered into commerce but can be used for scientific research purposes.

Amendment    20

Proposal for a regulation

Article 30 – paragraph 2 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

2a.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to enforce, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003, the general prohibition on the practice of shark finning, whereby a shark’s fins are removed and the remainder of the shark is discarded at sea.

Amendment    21

Proposal for a regulation

Article 33

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Member States shall endeavour to reduce fishing mortality in fisheries targeting North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks and report about the progress made to the Commission on an annual basis in the annual report referred to in Article 70.

Member States shall take the measures necessary to reduce fishing mortality in fisheries targeting North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks and report about the progress made to the Commission on an annual basis in the annual report referred to in Article 70.

Amendment     22

Proposal for a regulation

Article 37 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  the biological samples are collected only from animals which are dead at the haul back;

(a)  the biological samples are collected only from animals which are dead at the haul back and are clearly and precisely identified;

Amendment     23

Proposal for a regulation

Article 37 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a.  The findings from the research projects referred to in point (b) of paragraph 1 shall be published as soon as they become available.

Amendment     24

Proposal for a regulation

Article 38 – paragraph 5 – point c

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(c)  flag Member States of the vessels applying this derogation shall inform the Commission of their scientific findings resulting from their observer coverage of these vessels.

(c)  flag Member States of the vessels applying this derogation shall inform the Commission of their scientific findings resulting from their observer coverage of these vessels as soon as possible. Once those findings have been received, the Commission shall make them available to the public.

Amendment     25

Proposal for a regulation

Article 40 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Longline vessels shall collect and provide to the flag Member State information on interactions with seabirds, including incidental catches. Member States shall submit that information to the Commission by 30 June of each year. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat without delay.

1.  Longline vessels shall collect and provide to the flag Member State information on interactions with seabirds, including incidental catches. Member States shall submit that information to the Commission by 30 June of each year. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat without delay and shall make it available to the public.

Amendment    26

Proposal for a regulation

Article 41 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Purse seine vessels shall avoid encircling sea turtles and shall release encircled or entangled sea turtles, including on FADs. They shall report interactions between purse seines or FADs and sea turtles to their flag Member State.

1.  Purse seine vessels shall avoid encircling sea turtles and shall release encircled or entangled sea turtles, including on FADs. They shall report interactions between purse seines or FADs and sea turtles to their flag Member State. Certain inshore fishing practices that have a strong impact on the fragile ecosystem of sea turtles shall be avoided during the egg-laying period.

Amendment     27

Proposal for a regulation

Article 41 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Pelagic longline vessels shall carry and use safe-handling, disentanglement and release equipment capable of releasing sea turtles in a manner that maximizes the probability of their survival.

2.  Pelagic longline vessels shall carry and use safe-handling, disentanglement and release equipment capable of releasing sea turtles in a manner that maximizes their chances of survival.

Amendment    28

Proposal for a regulation

Article 41 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4.  Member States shall train those fishermen in safe handling and release techniques.

4.  Member States shall provide those fishermen with the requisite training resources for safe handling and release techniques.

Amendment     29

Proposal for a regulation

Article 42 – paragraph 1 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  Member States shall collect, and report to the Commission by 30 June of each year information on the interactions of their fleets with sea turtles in ICCAT fisheries by gear type. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat by 31 July. That information shall include:

1.  Member States shall collect, and report to the Commission by 30 June of each year information on the interactions of their fleets with sea turtles in ICCAT fisheries by gear type. The Commission shall forward that information to the ICCAT Secretariat by 31 July and shall simultaneously make it available to the public. That information shall include:

Amendment     30

Proposal for a regulation

Article 42 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a)  catch rates, gear characteristics, times and locations, target species, and disposition status (i.e. discarded dead or released alive);

(a)  catch rates, gear characteristics, times and locations, target species, and status of recovery, including a requirement to deliver any fish which are dead to the port authorities, in order to prevent illegal sale, and for statistical purposes; fishermen who so deliver a sea turtle carcass shall not be subject to the penalties imposed for catching sea turtles;

Amendment    31

Proposal for a regulation

Article 42 – paragraph 1 – point c

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(c)  the nature of the hooking or entanglement (including with FADs), bait type, hook size and type, and the size of the animal.

(c)  the nature of the hooking or entanglement, bait type, hook or device size and type, and the size of the animal.

Amendment     32

Proposal for a regulation

Article 42 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Chapter VIIa

 

Article 42a

 

Allocation of fishing opportunities

 

General principles

 

In accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, when allocating the fishing opportunities available to them, Member States shall use transparent and objective criteria, including those of an environmental, social and economic nature, and shall also endeavour to distribute national quotas fairly among the various fleet segments, giving special consideration to traditional and artisanal fisheries, and to provide incentives to Union fishing vessels deploying selective fishing gear or using fishing techniques with reduced environmental impact.

Amendment    33

Proposal for a regulation

Article 57 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The ICCAT observer shall be tasked to verify compliance with this Chapter, and, notably, whether the transhipped quantities are consistent with the reported catch in the ICCAT transhipment declaration and with the catches recorded in the fishing vessel logbook.

2.  Without prejudice to Article 73 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, the ICCAT observer shall be tasked to verify compliance with this Chapter, and, notably, whether the transhipped quantities are consistent with the reported catch in the ICCAT transhipment declaration and with the catches recorded in the fishing vessel logbook.

Amendment     34

Proposal for a regulation

Article 61 – paragraph 1 – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Member States shall ensure that observers have followed the required training and are approved before their deployment. The observers shall possess the following qualifications:

Member States shall ensure that observers have followed the required training, are suitably qualified and are approved before their deployment. The observers shall possess the following qualifications:

Amendment     35

Proposal for a regulation

Article 62 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  Member States shall ensure use of robust data collection protocols, including, if necessary, the use of photography or cameras.

2.  Member States shall ensure use of robust data collection protocols, methods and specialised equipment, including, if necessary, the use of photography or cameras.

Amendment    36

Proposal for a regulation

Article 70 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1.  By 30 June of each year Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual report for the preceding calendar year, comprising information on fisheries, research, statistics, management, inspection activities and any additional information as appropriate.

1.  By 30 June of each year Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual report for the preceding calendar year, comprising information on fisheries, research, statistics, management, inspection and IUU fishing prevention activities, and any additional information as appropriate.

Amendment     37

Proposal for a regulation

Article 70 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3.  The Commission shall compile the information received and forward it to ICCAT without delay.

3.  The Commission shall compile the information received, forward it to ICCAT without delay and make it available to the public.

Amendment    38

Proposal for a regulation

Article 72 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

In order to implement amendments to the existing ICCAT recommendations into Union law, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 73 amending:

In order to implement amendments to the existing ICCAT recommendations into Union law, and insofar as amendments to Union law do not go beyond the ICCAT recommendations, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 73 amending:

Amendment    39

Proposal for a regulation

Article 73 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 72 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 72 shall be conferred on the Commission for five years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Amendment    40

Proposal for a regulation

Article 73 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a.  Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

References

COM(2016)0401 – C8-0224/2016 – 2016/0187(COD)

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

PECH

22.6.2016

 

 

 

Opinion by

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

22.6.2016

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Renata Briano

13.9.2016

Discussed in committee

27.2.2017

 

 

 

Date adopted

21.3.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

54

4

0

Members present for the final vote

Marco Affronte, Margrete Auken, Pilar Ayuso, Zoltán Balczó, Ivo Belet, Biljana Borzan, Paul Brannen, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Nessa Childers, Birgit Collin-Langen, Mireille D’Ornano, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Angélique Delahaye, Ian Duncan, Stefan Eck, Bas Eickhout, José Inácio Faria, Francesc Gambús, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Jens Gieseke, Julie Girling, Sylvie Goddyn, Françoise Grossetête, Jytte Guteland, György Hölvényi, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Benedek Jávor, Josu Juaristi Abaunz, Karin Kadenbach, Kateřina Konečná, Urszula Krupa, Giovanni La Via, Peter Liese, Norbert Lins, Valentinas Mazuronis, Susanne Melior, Miroslav Mikolášik, Massimo Paolucci, Piernicola Pedicini, Pavel Poc, Julia Reid, Frédérique Ries, Michèle Rivasi, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Davor Škrlec, Renate Sommer, Estefanía Torres Martínez, Nils Torvalds, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Damiano Zoffoli

Substitutes present for the final vote

Nikolay Barekov, Nicola Caputo, Stefano Maullu, Gesine Meissner, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Jan Keller, Arne Lietz

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

54

+

ALDE

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Valentinas Mazuronis, Frédérique Ries, Nils Torvalds

ECR

Julie Girling

EFDD

Piernicola Pedicini

ENF

Mireille D'Ornano, Sylvie Goddyn

GUE/NGL

Stefan Eck, Josu Juaristi Abaunz, Kateřina Konečná, Estefanía Torres Martínez

NI

Zoltán Balczó

PPE

Pilar Ayuso, Ivo Belet, Birgit Collin-Langen, Angélique Delahaye, José Inácio Faria, Francesc Gambús, Jens Gieseke, Françoise Grossetête, György Hölvényi, Giovanni La Via, Peter Liese, Norbert Lins, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Stefano Maullu, Miroslav Mikolášik, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Renate Sommer, Adina-Ioana Vălean

S&D

Biljana Borzan, Paul Brannen, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Nicola Caputo, Nessa Childers, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Jytte Guteland, Karin Kadenbach, Jan Keller, Arne Lietz, Susanne Melior, Massimo Paolucci, Pavel Poc, Damiano Zoffoli

Verts/ALE

Marco Affronte, Margrete Auken, Bas Eickhout, Benedek Jávor, Michèle Rivasi, Davor Škrlec

4

-

ECR

Nikolay Barekov, Ian Duncan, Urszula Krupa

EFDD

Julia Reid

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

References

COM(2016)0401 – C8-0224/2016 – 2016/0187(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

17.6.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

PECH

22.6.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

22.6.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Gabriel Mato

13.9.2016

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

11.10.2016

10.11.2016

27.2.2017

 

Date adopted

25.4.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

20

1

0

Members present for the final vote

Marco Affronte, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Renata Briano, Alain Cadec, Richard Corbett, Linnéa Engström, Sylvie Goddyn, Carlos Iturgaiz, Werner Kuhn, António Marinho e Pinto, Gabriel Mato, Norica Nicolai, Ulrike Rodust, Remo Sernagiotto, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Ruža Tomašić, Peter van Dalen, Jarosław Wałęsa

Substitutes present for the final vote

Jens Gieseke, Seán Kelly, Verónica Lope Fontagné

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

John Stuart Agnew

Date tabled

27.4.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

20

+

ALDE

António Marinho e Pinto, Norica Nicolai

ECR

Remo Sernagiotto, Ruža Tomašić, Peter van Dalen

ENF

Sylvie Goddyn

PPE

Alain Cadec, Jens Gieseke, Carlos Iturgaiz, Werner Kuhn, Verónica Lope Fontagné, Gabriel Mato, Jarosław Wałęsa

S&D

Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Renata Briano, Richard Corbett, Ulrike Rodust, Ricardo Serrão Santos

VERTS/ALE

Marco Affronte, Linnéa Engström

1

-

EFDD

John Stuart Agnew

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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