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New framework for fisheries technical measures

10-01-2018

During the January plenary session, Parliament is expected to vote on a Commission proposal restructuring the EU framework for fisheries technical measures, with the aim of setting a mandate for trilogue negotiations. The new framework is expected to simplify the application of technical measures and to allow their adjustment to specific regional characteristics.

During the January plenary session, Parliament is expected to vote on a Commission proposal restructuring the EU framework for fisheries technical measures, with the aim of setting a mandate for trilogue negotiations. The new framework is expected to simplify the application of technical measures and to allow their adjustment to specific regional characteristics.

Overhauling fisheries technical measures

20-02-2017

Technical measures in fisheries govern the different fishing practices that can be used to catch fish, as well as the areas and seasons for fishing. Aimed at limiting unwanted catches or at reducing the impacts of fishing on nature, EU technical measures in fisheries have, over time, developed into a complex set of prescriptive measures, which do not fully achieve their objectives. The European Commission finalised, on 11 March 2016, a long-awaited proposal to overhaul a number of existing rules ...

Technical measures in fisheries govern the different fishing practices that can be used to catch fish, as well as the areas and seasons for fishing. Aimed at limiting unwanted catches or at reducing the impacts of fishing on nature, EU technical measures in fisheries have, over time, developed into a complex set of prescriptive measures, which do not fully achieve their objectives. The European Commission finalised, on 11 March 2016, a long-awaited proposal to overhaul a number of existing rules and to establish a new legislative framework in this domain. It would provide measures of general application in all seas, and would also set a new approach on governance and delegation of powers for the development of regional approaches. The Commission estimates that this new regulation would contribute to reaching CFP objectives, notably on delivering maximum sustainable yield for fish stocks, with positive socio-economic and environmental impacts. The Parliament's Committee on Fisheries is to vote on its report on the proposed new framework before the summer. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. To view the earlier edition of this briefing, please see: PE 579.102, 18 March 2016.

Animal Welfare in the European Union

16-01-2017

This study, commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs upon request of the Committee on Petitions, finds out that EU animal welfare policy and legislation has had much positive influence in the world, on the image of the EU as well as helping animals. However, most kinds of animals kept in the EU are not covered by legislation, including some of the worst animal welfare problems, so a general animal welfare law and specific laws on several species are needed ...

This study, commissioned by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs upon request of the Committee on Petitions, finds out that EU animal welfare policy and legislation has had much positive influence in the world, on the image of the EU as well as helping animals. However, most kinds of animals kept in the EU are not covered by legislation, including some of the worst animal welfare problems, so a general animal welfare law and specific laws on several species are needed. Animal sentience and welfare should be mentioned, using accurate scientific terminology, in many trade-related laws as well as in animal-specific laws.

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Donald M. BROOM (University of Cambridge, the UK)

Deep-sea fisheries in the north-east Atlantic

07-12-2016

Deep-sea species and marine ecosystems are particularly sensitive to human activities. The European Parliament is now to finalise the adoption of a regulation aimed at sustainable deep-sea fishing activities, while freezing their zonal footprint and protecting vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. This regulation is the outcome of lengthy negotiations between the EP and the Council, after both institutions rejected a 2012 Commission proposal to put a definitive end to the use of bottom trawls and bottom ...

Deep-sea species and marine ecosystems are particularly sensitive to human activities. The European Parliament is now to finalise the adoption of a regulation aimed at sustainable deep-sea fishing activities, while freezing their zonal footprint and protecting vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. This regulation is the outcome of lengthy negotiations between the EP and the Council, after both institutions rejected a 2012 Commission proposal to put a definitive end to the use of bottom trawls and bottom set nets in deep-sea fisheries in the north-east Atlantic.

Wildlife Crime

15-06-2016

This briefing provides a background and abstracts of the study on Wildlife crime in the European Union and five in-depth analyses of the situation in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the UK, which were prepared for the ENVI Committee in 2016.

This briefing provides a background and abstracts of the study on Wildlife crime in the European Union and five in-depth analyses of the situation in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the UK, which were prepared for the ENVI Committee in 2016.

External author

Stephan SINA, Christiane GERSTETTER, Lucas PORSCH, Ennid ROBERTS, Lucy O. SMITH, Katharina KLAAS and Teresa FAJARDO DE CASTILLO

Wildlife Crime in the Netherlands

15-03-2016

This analysis on wildlife crime was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in the Netherlands based on available documents and empirical research including interviews. The study identifies main routes and species linked to illegal wildlife trade as well as Dutch efforts to combat wildlife crime.

This analysis on wildlife crime was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in the Netherlands based on available documents and empirical research including interviews. The study identifies main routes and species linked to illegal wildlife trade as well as Dutch efforts to combat wildlife crime.

External author

Nicolien VAN DER GRIJP

Wildlife Crime in Germany

15-03-2016

This report on wildlife crime in Germany was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in Germany and the efforts undertaken to combat it. It is based on available documents, mainly CITES biennial reports, and empirical research including interviews.

This report on wildlife crime in Germany was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in Germany and the efforts undertaken to combat it. It is based on available documents, mainly CITES biennial reports, and empirical research including interviews.

External author

Stephan SINA, Christiane GERSTETTER and Katharina KLAAS

Wildlife Crime in Poland

15-03-2016

This analysis on wildlife crime was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in Poland based on available documents and empirical research including interviews. The study identifies main routes and species linked to illegal wildlife trade as well as Polish efforts to combat wildlife crime.

This analysis on wildlife crime was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It gives an overview of the state of wildlife crime in Poland based on available documents and empirical research including interviews. The study identifies main routes and species linked to illegal wildlife trade as well as Polish efforts to combat wildlife crime.

External author

Kamila PAQUEL

Wildlife Crime in Spain

15-03-2016

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in Spain. It identifies best practices by law enforcement agencies: the Spanish Administrative Authority of CITES, the special police for the protection of nature (SEPRONA) and the Special Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, it reports on shortcomings in enforcement and resources. The analysis was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in Spain. It identifies best practices by law enforcement agencies: the Spanish Administrative Authority of CITES, the special police for the protection of nature (SEPRONA) and the Special Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, it reports on shortcomings in enforcement and resources. The analysis was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

External author

Teresa FAJARDO DE CASTILLO

Wildlife Crime in the United Kingdom

15-03-2016

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in the UK. It was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It presents an overview of significant seizures and criminal prosecutions, discusses the involvement of organised crime groups and provides an insight on relevant actors, the current domestic legislative framework and the actions taken by the UK to tackle wildlife crime.

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in the UK. It was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It presents an overview of significant seizures and criminal prosecutions, discusses the involvement of organised crime groups and provides an insight on relevant actors, the current domestic legislative framework and the actions taken by the UK to tackle wildlife crime.

External author

Andrea ILLES

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