International fisheries: stricter rules for fish products and vessels
The EU fisheries agreement with Mauritania should serve as a role model for transparency and enforcement, says a draft resolution on the external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to be debated on Monday and voted on Tuesday. MEPs will call for stricter rules on imported fish products and sanctions against non-complying vessels.
Using the fisheries agreement with Mauritania as a role model for transparency means that any fish or fishery-derived product that does nott comply with certain conditions or consumer protection requirements will be barred from European markets. An EU database covering all private agreements between EU shipowners and local and regional bodies, authorities and third countries, will also be created, among the key proposals included in the resolution drafted by Linnéa Engström (Greens/EFA, SV) to be put to plenary vote on Tuesday.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debate: Monday, 11 April
Vote: Tuesday, 12 April