EC adopts pelagic discard plans

In October 2014 the Commission has adopted five discard plans (through so-called delegated acts) in preparation of the implementation of the landing obligation that is applicable from 2015 on (pelagic and industrial fisheries in all Union waters, and fisheries for cod in the Baltic). (source: European Commission)

Discard ban: The Norwegian example

Following the coming into force of the landing obligation for pelagic stocks, as well as the upcoming discard ban on demersal species in 2016, the EU fishing fleet has been faced with the issue of minimising unwanted by-catch via new and more selective management measures. A peer reviewed paper on …

Landing obligation: Agreement reached in trilogues

A press conference was held at the European Parliament, where MEP Alain Cadec (FR, EPP) gave an update on the outcome of the 2nd round of the inter-institutional negotiations regarding the landing obligation regulation (omnibus regulation). He stated that an agreement was reached between the European Parliament and the Latvian …