The CNPMEM has released its opinion to the European Commission on fishing opportunities in 2021

The CNPMEM has released its opinion to the European Commission on fishing opportunities in 2021

The National Committee for Maritime Fisheries and Marine Farming (CNPMEM) in France has released its opinion to the European Commission on fishing opportunities in 2021.

The CNPMEM is a professional body in France governed by private law and  it participates in the management of fishery resources within the framework of responsible fishing and sustainable development.

In the communication the CNPMEM writes:

“The CNPMEM has taken note of the communication from the European Commission (EC) on the implementation of the CFP as well as on the fishing possibilities for 2021 and hereby wishes to inform the EC as well as the other stakeholders associated with this consultation, its reflections on the analysis and the proposals presented by the EC. 

Once again this year, the overall positive results presented in the document bear witness to the profession’s commitments in favor of sustainable fishing. As a preliminary, the CNPMEM would like to recall that the year 2020 presents particularities that the EC seems to underestimate. 

Indeed, we cannot imagine that the process of fixing the fishing possibilities for 2021 will be exactly on that of previous years, taking into account, on the one hand, the health crisis which has impacted the scientific work of stock assessment. as well as economic activity and, on the other hand, ongoing negotiations with the United Kingdom on a future Brexit fisheries agreement. 

It would therefore seem relevant to us to be able to discuss the Commission’s method and work schedule with regard to the possibility of a “no-deal”. 

The CNPMEM also wishes to emphasise that this communication does not provide a cross-sectional and comparative assessment of the various performance indicators highlighted separately by the EC (attainment of maximum sustainable yield (MSY), economic performance, capacity assessment), as much as the last year taken into account for the evaluation of these indicators is not always the same.”

The document examines:

  1. Assessment of the implementation of the CFP 
  2. Fishing possibilities

The full document can be viewed here.

Brian J McMullin Solicitors
MMG Welding Killybegs

CNPMEM communicates opinion to Commission on 2021 fishing opportunities

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