Multiannual plan to manage small pelagic stocks in the Adriatic Sea 

MEPs will vote on a new multiannual plan to manage fishing opportunities and overfishing in the Adriatic Sea, on Tuesday.

This new law would manage the fisheries of small pelagic stocks, particularly sardine, anchovy, mackerel and horse mackerel, which currently are governed by several legal frameworks, at national, EU and international level.

In the draft position up for a vote, MEPs support regional cooperation, allowing groups of member states to submit joint recommendations on landing obligations and conservation measures. Nearly all the fisheries affected by this plan are from Italy and Croatia, with some boats from Slovenia, Albania and Montenegro.

Debate: Monday, 12 November

Vote: Tuesday, 13 November

Procedure: Co-decision