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<TitreType>RECOMMENDATION</TitreType>     <RefProcLect>***</RefProcLect>

<Titre>on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)</Titre>

<DocRef>(08662/1/2019 – C9‑0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE))</DocRef>


<Commission>{PECH}Committee on Fisheries</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar</Depute>

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT
 OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)

(08662/1/2019 – C9‑0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the draft Council decision (08662/1/2019),

 having regard to the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024) (08668/2019),

 having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 43, Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a)(v), and Article 218(7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C9‑0004/2019),

 having regard to its non-legislative resolution of ...[1] on the draft decision,

 having regard to Rule 105(1) and (4) and Rule 114(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the opinions of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets,

 having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Fisheries (A9-0024/2020),

1. Gives its consent to the conclusion of the Protocol;

2. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Republic of Cape Verde.


 

 

OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT (3.12.2019)

<CommissionInt>for the Committee on Fisheries</CommissionInt>


<Titre>on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)</Titre>

<DocRef>(08662/1/2019 – C9‑0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE))</DocRef>

Rapporteur for opinion: <Depute>Catherine Chabaud</Depute>

 

 

 

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement concluded between the European Union and Cape Verde in 2006 is a tuna agreement. The previous protocol, concluded for a period of four years, expired in December 2018. 

 

Like its previous incarnation, the new Protocol for 2019-2024 must comply with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) Regulation, which places emphasis on sustainable fisheries and good governance in particular, while recognising the importance of policy consistency between the CFP and the EU’s goals with regard to both development cooperation and sustainable development, particularly Goal 14.

 

The financial contribution allocated to the new protocol is EUR 750 000 per annum. This total is broken down into an annual amount of EUR 400 000 for access to the fishing area (with a reference tonnage of 8 000 tonnes per annum) and EUR 350 000 for the implementation of the national strategy for fisheries and the blue economy.

 

As regards sectoral support, it should be noted that this amount represents an increase in comparison with the previous protocol, in return for an increase of 60% in the reference tonnage.

 

In view of the importance of the economic, social and environmental challenges facing Cape Verde, the rapporteur considers that this Protocol and the entire Community financial contribution should support the following priorities:

 

- promoting a sustainable blue economy, with particular attention to small-scale local fisheries, the modernisation of port infrastructure and the position of women, who play a very important part in marketing and processing; therefore, and as noted by the NGO CFFA-CAPE[2], support for training or small infrastructure in the cold chain would be particularly relevant;

 

- improving knowledge of this ocean region and scientific cooperation, particularly by enabling local scientists to travel on board vessels operating in this area; that also means having a precise knowledge of the cumulative impact of the various fisheries agreements concluded by Cape Verde with third countries on the state of fisheries resources in this oceanic region, in order to ensure that the local fishing industry can continue to develop;

 

- participating in an ambitious EU and Cape Verde contribution to the Decade of the Ocean;

 

- stepping up monitoring, control and surveillance to do more to prevent IUU fishing; in this regard, close coordination should be arranged between sectoral support activities and other European Union programmes in this field, in particular through the regional programme for improving regional fisheries governance in West Africa;

 

- combating pollution by supporting the collection of plastic by local fishermen.

 

The rapporteur also considers that particular attention should be paid to the following points:

 

- data on catches of pelagic sharks by some European vessels is insufficient; in view of the scientifically documented vulnerability of these species, it is essential to improve data collection and analysis in order to ensure that European vessels do not participate in their overexploitation;

 

- attaining a greater degree of transparency in the use of the Union’s financial contribution, in order to better measure its impact on the development of a blue economy which benefits the population of Cape Verde as a whole.

 

The rapporteur believes that the new protocol is likely to have the potential to encourage the responsible and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources and that it can be consistent with the objectives of sustainable fisheries agreements and development cooperation, given that more specific information is provided on monitoring the use of EU funds.

******

The Committee on Development calls on the Committee on Fisheries, as the committee responsible, to recommend approval of the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024).


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)

References

08662/2019 – C9-0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE)

Committee responsible

 

PECH:

 

 

 

 

Opinion by

 Date announced in plenary

DEVE

15.7.2019

Rapporteur for opinion

 Date appointed

Catherine Chabaud

17.9.2019

Discussed in committee

7.11.2019

 

 

 

Date adopted

3.12.2019

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

22

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Hildegard Bentele, Dominique Bilde, Charles Goerens, Mónica Silvana González, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, György Hölvényi, Martin Horwood, Rasa Juknevičienė, Beata Kempa, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Lukas Mandl, Norbert Neuser, Michèle Rivasi, Louis Stedman-Bryce, Marc Tarabella, Tomas Tobé, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Bernhard Zimniok

Substitutes present for the final vote

Alessandra Basso, Stéphane Bijoux, Marlene Mortler, Caroline Roose, Carlos Zorrinho

 

 


 

 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

22

+

ECR

Beata Kempa

GUE/NGL

Miguel Urbán Crespo

ID

Alessandra Basso, Bernhard Zimniok

PPE

Hildegard Bentele, György Hölvényi, Rasa Juknevičienė, Lukas Mandl, Marlene Mortler, Tomas Tobé

Renew

Stéphane Bijoux, Charles Goerens, Martin Horwood, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

S&D

Mónica Silvana González, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Norbert Neuser, Marc Tarabella, Carlos Zorrinho

VERTS/ALE

Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Michèle Rivasi, Caroline Roose

 

2

-

ID

Dominique Bilde

NI

Louis Stedman-Bryce

 

 

 

0

0

 

 

 

Key:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstentions

 

 

 


 

 

 

OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS (12.12.2019)

<CommissionInt>for the Committee on Fisheries</CommissionInt>


<Titre>on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)</Titre>

<DocRef>(08662/1/2019 – C9‑0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE))</DocRef>

Rapporteur for opinion: <Depute>Margarida Marques</Depute>

 

 

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde[3] entered into force on 30 March 2007[4]. The current Protocol to the Agreement entered into force on 23 December 2014 and expired on 22 December 2018.

On the basis of the relevant negotiating directives[5], the Commission conducted negotiations with the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde (hereinafter ‘Cabo Verde’) with a view to concluding a new Protocol to the Agreement. Following these negotiations, a new Protocol was initialled on 12 October 2018. The Protocol covers a period of five years from the date of its provisional application, i.e. from the date on which it is signed, as stated in Article 15 thereof.

In accordance with the priorities of the Fisheries Policy reform[6], the new Protocol provides fishing opportunities for Union vessels in Cabo Verde waters, on the basis of the best available scientific advice and following the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). This new Protocol takes into account the results of an evaluation of the previous Protocol (2014-2018) and of a forward-looking assessment of whether a new Protocol should be concluded. Both were carried out by external experts. The Protocol’s objective is to enable the European Union and the Republic of Cabo Verde to work more closely on promoting sound exploitation of fisheries resources in Cabo Verde waters and support efforts by Cabo Verde to develop its blue economy, in the interests of both parties.

The Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

 28 freezer tuna seiners,

 27 surface longliners,

 14 pole-and-line tuna vessels.

 

The negotiation of a new protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Cabo Verde forms part of the Union’s external action in relation to ACP countries and takes into account, in particular, Union objectives on respecting democratic principles and human rights.

The annual financial contribution from the European Union is EUR 750 000, based on:

 a reference tonnage of 8 000 tonnes per year, for which an annual amount linked to access has been set at EUR 400 000 per year for the entire duration of the Protocol.

 support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy and the blue economy of Cabo Verde for an amount of EUR 350 000 per year for the entire duration of the Protocol. This support meets the objectives of Cabo Verde’s national policy on the sustainable management of its continental and maritime fishery resources for the entire duration of the Protocol.

The annual amount for commitment and payment appropriations is established during the annual budgetary procedure, including for the reserve line for protocols not having entered into force at the beginning of the year[7].

 

The Commission would be authorised to approve, on behalf of the Union, amendments to the Protocol adopted by the Joint Committee set up under the Partnership Agreement.

 

******

 

The Committee on Budgets calls on the Committee on Fisheries, as the committee responsible, to recommend approval of the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019 - 2024).


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)

References

08662/2019 – C9-0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE)

Committee responsible

 

PECH

 

 

 

 

Opinion by

 Date announced in plenary

BUDG

15.7.2019

Rapporteur

 Date appointed

Margarida Marques

23.7.2019

Discussed in committee

25.11.2019

 

 

 

Date adopted

12.12.2019

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

19

1

2

Members present for the final vote

Rasmus Andresen, Clotilde Armand, Robert Biedroń, Lefteris Christoforou, David Cormand, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Alexandra Geese, Valentino Grant, Francisco Guerreiro, Valerie Hayer, Monika Hohlmeier, John Howarth, Moritz Körner, Joachim Kuhs, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Janusz Lewandowski, Siegfried Mureşan, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Bogdan Rzońca

Substitutes under Rule 209(7) present for the final vote

Sylvie Guillaume, Herve Juvin

 


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

19

+

ECR

Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, , Bogdan Rzońca

GUE/NGL

Dimitrios Papadimoulis

PPE

Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Monika Hohlmeier, Janusz Lewandowski, Siegfried Mureşan,

RENEW

Clotilde Armand, Valerie Hayer, Moritz Körner

S&D

Robert Biedroń, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Sylvie Guillaume, John Howarth

VERTS/ALE

Rasmus Andresen, David Cormand, Alexandra Geese, Francisco Guerreiro

 

1

-

ID

Herve Juvin

 

2

0

ID

Valentino Grant, Joachim Kuhs

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)

References

08662/2019 – C9-0004/2019 – 2019/0078(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

23.5.2019

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

PECH

15.7.2019

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

 Date announced in plenary

DEVE

15.7.2019

BUDG

15.7.2019

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar

24.7.2019

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

23.7.2019

2.12.2019

20.1.2020

 

Date adopted

19.2.2020

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

19

5

1

Members present for the final vote

Clara Aguilera, François-Xavier Bellamy, Isabel Carvalhais, Rosa D’Amato, Giuseppe Ferrandino, João Ferreira, Søren Gade, Francisco Guerreiro, Anja Hazekamp, Niclas Herbst, France Jamet, Pierre Karleskind, Predrag Fred Matić, Francisco José Millán Mon, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Grace O’Sullivan, Manuel Pizarro, Caroline Roose, Bert-Jan Ruissen, Ruža Tomašić, Peter van Dalen

Substitutes present for the final vote

Benoît Biteau, Nicolás González Casares, Gabriel Mato, Annalisa Tardino, Javier Zarzalejos

Date tabled

26.2.2020

 


 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

19

+

ECR

Bert-Jan Ruissen, Ruža Tomašić

GUE/NGL

João Ferreira

ID

Annalisa Tardino

PPE

François-Xavier Bellamy, Peter van Dalen, Niclas Herbst, Gabriel Mato, Francisco José Millán Mon, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Javier Zarzalejos

RENEW

Søren Gade, Pierre Karleskind

S&D

Clara Aguilera, Isabel Carvalhais, Giuseppe Ferrandino, Nicolás González Casares, Predrag Fred Matić, Manuel Pizarro

 

5

-

GUE/NGL

Anja Hazekamp

ID

France Jamet

VERTS/ALE

Francisco Guerreiro, Grace O'Sullivan, Caroline Roose

 

1

0

NI

Rosa D'Amato

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 

 

[1] Texts adopted, P9_TA(0000)0000.

[2] Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements

[3] OJ L 414, 30.12.2006, p. 3.

[4] OJ L 107, 25.4.2007, p. 7.

[5] Adopted at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 4-5 June 2018.

[6] OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 22.

[7] In accordance with the Interinstitutional Agreement on cooperation in budgetary matters (2013/C 373/01).

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