March 03, 2010

Parliament urges local fisheries focus


In response to the Commission's Green Paper on Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) Reform, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on 25 February pressing for major changes in the policy's management system. This is intended to reverse the traditional 'top-down' approach to the CFP by ensuring that better account is taken of the local sea and fleet particularities and that local stakeholders (professionals and communities) are provided with primary access to fish stocks as well as assuming greater responsibilities. To this end, MEPs have taken the opportunity to urge a rethink of how future total allowable catches (TACs) are determined by rejecting the idea of national quotas in favour of environmental and social criteria (e.g. contribution to the local economy) based on good fishing practices as the key determinant.


The report also calls for the creation of specific and user-friendly management models for small-scale coastal fisheries and the shellfish sector as well as improving access to European Fisheries Fund support in order to enhance the value and competitiveness of these activities. Another demand is for a specific eco-labeling programme to promote the healthy image of fish products. Positive discrimination measures in favour of the most remote fishing regions are also proposed for consideration.


The report will now feed into a Commission White Paper reflecting consultation feedback received and legislative proposals to be brought before the Parliament and Council by the end of the year. The framework new CFP is due to be adopted in 2011

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Posted by iroronan at March 3, 2010 01:58 PM

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