EU Fishing News
European Parliament has approved of the Protocol to amend the ICCAT
The European Parliament has approved, on behalf of the EU, of the Protocol to amend the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
EU-UK Future Relationship Negotiations receives British text on Fisheries
News has just come from a French communications agency that the UK has just sent a text to EU negotiators summarizing its position, deemed “reasonable”.
Frustrations are growing in Brussels with non-party interference in talks
Frustrations are growing in Brussels, as EU sources believe that the EU-UK negotiations are being misrepresented by certain bodies who are trying to usurp the Withdrawal Talks.
DG Mare letter on CFP concerns was not Exclusively for Irish Government
Ireland was not solely marked out to be contacted on the concern of the monitoring obligation and that all Member States were written to in order to remind them of their obligation
EU Council fails to adopt transparency in quota decision-making process
The European Ombudsman reports the EU Council has failed to accept the Ombudsman’s recommendation for transparency in the EU fishing quota decision-making process.
Norway, EU & Faroe Islands sign new agreement on pelagic fisheries
The EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have signed a cooperation agreement on control measures for fishing of mackerel, herring, hake and horse mackerel in the Northeast Atlantic.
European Fisheries Control Agency publishes 2019 Annual Report
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has been published it’s 2019 Annual Report disclosing its activities and inspections for the previous year.
ICES signs new agreement with EU Directorate-General for Environment
The ICES has signed an new agreement with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment (DG Environment).
“We have made no progress on fisheries” says EU Chief Negotiator
In his press conference on Friday after another round of EU/UK Brexit negotiations, EU Chief’s Negotiator, Michel Barnier said “We have made no progress on fisheries.”
LIFE reports fishers are fighting the storm, locked down and chained up
Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) has reported that fishers in Cyprus who have opted for the government’s “tie-up” scheme are having their boats chained in harbour by Fisheries Authorities.
EU Fisheries Commissioner takes part in live public Q&A session
EU Fisheries Commissioner, Virginius Sinkevičius took part this afternoon in a live online questions and answers session with the European public.
COVID-19: European Council adopts rules to help EU fishermen
The European Council today adopted new rules intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the fishery and aquaculture sector.