Transposing international measures for Atlantic tuna fisheries into EU law

11-11-2016

On 17 June 2016, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation to cover the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species as well as the management and control of fisheries targeting these stocks in the Atlantic Ocean (including adjacent seas such as the Mediterranean). This proposal aims to transpose into European Union (EU) law a number of binding recommendations adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), some dating back to 2008. As a contracting party to this regional fisheries management organisation, the European Union prepares and participates in the adoption of these recommendations. To become applicable, notably to operators such as the masters of fishing vessels, these measures must be enacted in EU law. The European Commission is also proposing that future ICCAT recommendations for some fisheries management measures should become part of EU law through delegated acts. The European Parliament has begun examining this legislative proposal, which is not accompanied by any impact assessment and was not the subject of a public consultation, owing to its background and purpose. "A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html"

On 17 June 2016, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation to cover the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species as well as the management and control of fisheries targeting these stocks in the Atlantic Ocean (including adjacent seas such as the Mediterranean). This proposal aims to transpose into European Union (EU) law a number of binding recommendations adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), some dating back to 2008. As a contracting party to this regional fisheries management organisation, the European Union prepares and participates in the adoption of these recommendations. To become applicable, notably to operators such as the masters of fishing vessels, these measures must be enacted in EU law. The European Commission is also proposing that future ICCAT recommendations for some fisheries management measures should become part of EU law through delegated acts. The European Parliament has begun examining this legislative proposal, which is not accompanied by any impact assessment and was not the subject of a public consultation, owing to its background and purpose. "A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html"