Europêche has called for a new Fisheries Agreement accommodating Western Sahara following a court ruling that the EU’s deal with Morocco is valid while excluding Western Sahara and adjacent waters.
European fishermen have stressed the importance of adopting workable and realistic measures which they say has not occurred with the landing obligation.
Europêche have criticised campaigners against electric pulse fishing ahead of a European Parliament vote on 16 January.
Europêche has appointed its five-year policy advisor Daniel Voces de Onaíndi as managing director.
The Fisheries Council has upped catch limits in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018, but introduced stricter controls for seabass and eels.
Europêche claims its members are disappointed with the total allowed catch (TAC) set for tuna management in the Atlantic and adjacent seas.
Policy stakeholders have formulated an action plan to improve fishing industry safety and labour conditions.
The EU Commission needs to make commitments on control and imports of fish, Europêche has stated.
A meeting held to improve the social and labour rights of all fishing vessel’s crews in all countries has resulted in a new resolution.
Slow implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has been raised as a concern to the European Parliament (EP).
The industry has expressed concern over the European Commission’s proposal to establish a multi-annual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea.
Negotiations to discuss a protocol that would allow around 50 EU vessels to continue fishing important species in Guinea-Bissau’s (GB) waters have been put on hold.
The EU and the Republic of Mauritius missed an opportunity to strengthen sustainable fisheries and ocean governance in the Indian Ocean when they signed a protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement last month, says Europêche.
Europeche has dismissed accusations that fishing industry representatives influenced the EU Council’s (EC) negotiations on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas and that the Fisheries Ministers subsequently set the level of TACs above that advised by scientists.
Approximately 19 large boats from several EU countries remain tied up in port out of fear of being arrested for fishing snow crab in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters.
EAPO and Europêche have sent a joint position paper of observations and relevant recommendations for about 25 stocks to the Council of Fisheries Ministers.
EU social partners have met with Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, to discuss the pressing issues facing the fishing sector, including health and working conditions at sea.
The Council of the EU has approved a Directive regulating working conditions in the fisheries sector.
The Council of Ministers have reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2017 in the Baltic, its decision has dealt a huge blow to demersal fishing in the area.
Europêche has hit back at the Commission’s 2017 proposals for Baltic cod allocations, which sees an 88% decrease from last year’s figures.
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