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Commitments made at the hearing of Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, Commissioner-designate - Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

22-11-2019

The commissioner-designate, Virginijus Sinkevičius, appeared before the European Parliament on 3 October 2019 to answer questions put by MEPs from the Committees on ENVI and PECH. During the hearing, he made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to his portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to him by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including conserving Europe’s natural environment and prosperous and sustainable ...

The commissioner-designate, Virginijus Sinkevičius, appeared before the European Parliament on 3 October 2019 to answer questions put by MEPs from the Committees on ENVI and PECH. During the hearing, he made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to his portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to him by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including conserving Europe’s natural environment and prosperous and sustainable fishing and a thriving blue economy.

The Common Fisheries Policy: origins and development

01-01-2018

A Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was first formulated in the Treaty of Rome. Initially linked to the Common Agricultural Policy, over time it has gradually become more independent. The primary goal of the CFP, as revised in 2002, is to ensure sustainable fisheries and guarantee incomes and stable jobs for fishermen. Several changes to the fisheries policy were introduced in the Treaty of Lisbon. In 2013, the Council and Parliament reached agreement on a new CFP, for the long-term environmental, economic ...

A Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was first formulated in the Treaty of Rome. Initially linked to the Common Agricultural Policy, over time it has gradually become more independent. The primary goal of the CFP, as revised in 2002, is to ensure sustainable fisheries and guarantee incomes and stable jobs for fishermen. Several changes to the fisheries policy were introduced in the Treaty of Lisbon. In 2013, the Council and Parliament reached agreement on a new CFP, for the long-term environmental, economic, and social sustainability of fishing and aquaculture activities.

EU Fisheries management

01-01-2018

Fisheries management under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is based on the need to ensure environmentally sustainable exploitation of marine biological resources and the long-term viability of the sector. With a view to achieving this objective, the European Union has adopted legislation on access to EU waters, the allocation and use of resources, total allowable catches, fishing effort limitation and technical measures.

Fisheries management under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is based on the need to ensure environmentally sustainable exploitation of marine biological resources and the long-term viability of the sector. With a view to achieving this objective, the European Union has adopted legislation on access to EU waters, the allocation and use of resources, total allowable catches, fishing effort limitation and technical measures.

Fisheries control and enforcement

01-01-2018

Fisheries control and enforcement aims to ensure the correct application of regulations regarding fisheries and to impose compliance with these rules where necessary. In this respect, competences and responsibilities are shared among Member States, the Commission and the operators. Member States which do not comply with these rules can have infringement proceedings taken out against them.

Fisheries control and enforcement aims to ensure the correct application of regulations regarding fisheries and to impose compliance with these rules where necessary. In this respect, competences and responsibilities are shared among Member States, the Commission and the operators. Member States which do not comply with these rules can have infringement proceedings taken out against them.

Fisheries structural assistance

01-01-2018

Initially funded by the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), the European fisheries policy was funded by the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) for 2007-2013, and is presently funded by the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), worth EUR 6.4 billion over 2014-2020. The EMFF supports fishermen in the transition to sustainable fishing, supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies and finances projects to create new jobs and improve the quality of life along European ...

Initially funded by the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), the European fisheries policy was funded by the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) for 2007-2013, and is presently funded by the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), worth EUR 6.4 billion over 2014-2020. The EMFF supports fishermen in the transition to sustainable fishing, supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies and finances projects to create new jobs and improve the quality of life along European coasts.

Common Market Organisation in fishery and aquaculture products

01-01-2018

The Common Market Organisation (CMO) in fishery and aquaculture products was the first component of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Overall, the current CMO aims at protecting producers and ensuring the environmental sustainability and economic viability of the market in fishery and aquaculture products. It improves and strengthens key elements of the CMO such as common market standards, consumer information and producer organisations, and introduces new elements, such as market intelligence.

The Common Market Organisation (CMO) in fishery and aquaculture products was the first component of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Overall, the current CMO aims at protecting producers and ensuring the environmental sustainability and economic viability of the market in fishery and aquaculture products. It improves and strengthens key elements of the CMO such as common market standards, consumer information and producer organisations, and introduces new elements, such as market intelligence.

International fisheries relations

01-01-2018

The European Union (EU) plays a key role in terms of international fisheries cooperation. Through the external dimension of its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the Union is seeking to safeguard the circumstance of its legal framework extending beyond EU vessels operating in international waters. On the basis of the CFP’s objectives and good governance principles, the EU engages in numerous multilateral agreements and regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), as well as 30 bilateral fisheries ...

The European Union (EU) plays a key role in terms of international fisheries cooperation. Through the external dimension of its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the Union is seeking to safeguard the circumstance of its legal framework extending beyond EU vessels operating in international waters. On the basis of the CFP’s objectives and good governance principles, the EU engages in numerous multilateral agreements and regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), as well as 30 bilateral fisheries agreements.

Aquaculture production in the European Union

01-01-2018

Aquaculture production in the European Union remains relatively stagnant compared with the rising rates of farmed seafood production at world level. Over the past 20 years, the Commission has attempted to gear up EU production potential through the launch of various strategy and guideline papers, and the aquaculture advisory council (AAC) was established in 2016. This body is made up of representatives of the industry and other relevant stakeholder organisations and gives advice to the European institutions ...

Aquaculture production in the European Union remains relatively stagnant compared with the rising rates of farmed seafood production at world level. Over the past 20 years, the Commission has attempted to gear up EU production potential through the launch of various strategy and guideline papers, and the aquaculture advisory council (AAC) was established in 2016. This body is made up of representatives of the industry and other relevant stakeholder organisations and gives advice to the European institutions and the Member States.

Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union

01-01-2018

The Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union (EU) is a holistic approach to all sea-related EU policies. It is based on the idea that the Union can draw higher returns from its maritime space with less impact on the environment by coordinating its wide range of interlinked activities related to oceans, seas and coasts. Hence, the IMP aims at strengthening the so-called blue economy, encompassing all sea-based economic activities.

The Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union (EU) is a holistic approach to all sea-related EU policies. It is based on the idea that the Union can draw higher returns from its maritime space with less impact on the environment by coordinating its wide range of interlinked activities related to oceans, seas and coasts. Hence, the IMP aims at strengthening the so-called blue economy, encompassing all sea-based economic activities.

European fisheries in figures

01-01-2018

The tables below show basic statistical data in several areas relating to the common fisheries policy (CFP), namely: the fishing fleet of the Member States in 2020 (Table I), the situation of employment in the fisheries (2017), aquaculture (2016) and fish processing (2017) sectors (Table II), the production, import and export of fisheries and aquaculture products in 2017 (Table III), the apparent and per capita consumption of fisheries and aquaculture products in 2017 (Table IV), and the resource ...

The tables below show basic statistical data in several areas relating to the common fisheries policy (CFP), namely: the fishing fleet of the Member States in 2020 (Table I), the situation of employment in the fisheries (2017), aquaculture (2016) and fish processing (2017) sectors (Table II), the production, import and export of fisheries and aquaculture products in 2017 (Table III), the apparent and per capita consumption of fisheries and aquaculture products in 2017 (Table IV), and the resource allocations of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund from 2014 to 2020 (Table V).

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