Research for PECH Committee - The Management of Fishing Fleets in Outermost Regions

15-11-2016

Outermost Regions (ORs) fishing fleets are mostly composed of small-scale vessels targeting inshore and offshore resources. Over the past decade, modernisation of ORs fishing fleets has been unevenly achieved across regions. ORs fleets are subject to the same management measures than those applied to all Union fleets. Nevertheless, EMFF takes into account ORs specific handicaps through increased intensity of public aid and a specific compensation scheme of additional costs. Several options are discussed to support the much needed ORs fleet modernisation, including a derogatory regime for fleet management and a revision of capacity ceilings.

Outermost Regions (ORs) fishing fleets are mostly composed of small-scale vessels targeting inshore and offshore resources. Over the past decade, modernisation of ORs fishing fleets has been unevenly achieved across regions. ORs fleets are subject to the same management measures than those applied to all Union fleets. Nevertheless, EMFF takes into account ORs specific handicaps through increased intensity of public aid and a specific compensation scheme of additional costs. Several options are discussed to support the much needed ORs fleet modernisation, including a derogatory regime for fleet management and a revision of capacity ceilings.