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Landing obligation – Omnibus regulation enters into force

Following the adoption of the omnibus regulation in the European Parliament’s plenary on the 27th April 2015, the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers’ Council gave, on its part, the green light on the agreed text on the 11th May 2015. As foreseen in the procedure, the regulation is consequently published in …

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ECJ Advocate General says Council acted unlawfully on Cod Plan

In the long-standing dispute about the Parliament’s powers as co-legislator in the domain of fisheries policy, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday supported the Parliament’s plea that the Council was wrong in splitting the proposal for a multiannual cod plan and adopting part of it …

Landing obligation is approved

Fishermen will have two years to “adapt” before sanctions for failing to comply with the new fish “discard” ban take effect, under a law passed by Parliament on Tuesday. The draft law, already informally agreed by MEPs and ministers, amends the “omnibus” regulation on arrangements for enforcing the ban. Obliging …

Baltic Multiannual management plan is just around the corner

On the 28th April 2015 the European Parliament gave a positive vote on the multiannual Baltic Plan, a long-term management plan which establishes targets and conservation reference points for cod, sprat and herring stocks. The plan is a big step forward in making fishing in the Baltic more sustainable. It …

Measures adopted to help sea bass recover

On the 23rd March 2015 the Council of the European Union adopted measures to help sea bass recover. For recreational fishing, which accounts for 25% of sea bass mortality, the decision will mean the introduction of a limit of three fish per day per angler. Learn more about sea bass …

EP Fisheries committee

European Parliament Committee on Fisheries