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2012/0208(COD) Conservation of fishery resources through technical measures: alignment of the Regulation with the TFEU (Commission delegated and implementing powers)

Progress: Awaiting Council 1st reading position / budgetary conciliation convocation

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH GALLAGHER Pat the Cope (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Former Responsible Committee PECH
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 043-p2

Events

2013/12/06
   Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2013/09/10
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/09/10
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 564 votes to 15, against 12 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

The European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, amends the Commission’s proposal.

Parliament considers that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed . In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

Moreover, Members:

propose to limit the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission to 3 years (renewable) from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power and have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation; call on the Commission to carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

Documents
2013/07/15
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Rareş-Lucian NICULESCU (EPP, RO) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission’s proposal as follows:

Members consider that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed . In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of three years (renewable) from the entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the three-year period. Members deem it appropriate to limit the delegation in time and to oblige the Commission to report on its exercise in order to have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation.

Moreover, the report states that it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

Documents
2013/07/10
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2013/06/06
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2013/05/08
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2012/11/14
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
Documents
2012/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2012/08/02
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly, the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts) .

In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers .

(1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

the division of regions into geographical areas; the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations; the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation; the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net; conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union; measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

(2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

technical rules for measuring mesh sizes; square-meshed netting and twine thickness; technical rules related to the construction of netting materials; listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net; transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued; technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions; the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
2 2012/0208(COD)
2013/06/06 PECH 2 amendments...
source: PE-510.875

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(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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          • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

            PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

            BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

            • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
            • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

            In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

            IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

            LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

            CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

            (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

            • the division of regions into geographical areas;
            • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
            • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
            • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
            • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
            • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

            (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

            • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
            • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
            • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
            • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
            • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
            • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
            • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
            • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

            The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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            The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission’s proposal as follows:

            Members consider that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

            The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of three years (renewable) from the entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the three-year period. Members deem it appropriate to limit the delegation in time and to oblige the Commission to report on its exercise in order to have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation.

            Moreover, the report states that it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

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        • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

          PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

          • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
          • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

          In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

          IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

          LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

          CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

          (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

          • the division of regions into geographical areas;
          • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
          • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
          • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
          • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
          • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

          (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

          • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
          • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
          • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
          • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
          • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
          • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
          • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
          • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

          The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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        • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

          PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

          • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
          • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

          In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

          IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

          LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

          CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

          (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

          • the division of regions into geographical areas;
          • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
          • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
          • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
          • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
          • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

          (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

          • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
          • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
          • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
          • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
          • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
          • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
          • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
          • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

          The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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      Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 138
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        text
        • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

          PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

          • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
          • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

          In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

          IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

          LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

          CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

          (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

          • the division of regions into geographical areas;
          • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
          • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
          • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
          • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
          • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

          (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

          • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
          • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
          • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
          • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
          • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
          • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
          • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
          • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

          The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

          BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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      • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

        • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
        • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

        In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

        LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

        (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

        • the division of regions into geographical areas;
        • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
        • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
        • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
        • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
        • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

        (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

        • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
        • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
        • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
        • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
        • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
        • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
        • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
        • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

        The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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      • The European Parliament adopted by 564 votes to 15, against 12 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

        The European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, amends the Commission’s proposal.

        Parliament considers that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

        Moreover, Members:

        • propose to limit the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission to 3 years (renewable) from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power and have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation;
        • call on the Commission to carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.
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      • The European Parliament adopted by 564 votes to 15, against 12 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

        The European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, amends the Commission’s proposal.

        Parliament considers that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

        Moreover, Members:

        • propose to limit the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission to 3 years (renewable) from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power and have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation;
        • call on the Commission to carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.
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      • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Rareş-Lucian NICULESCU (EPP, RO) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

        The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission’s proposal as follows:

        Members consider that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

        The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of three years (renewable) from the entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the three-year period. Members deem it appropriate to limit the delegation in time and to oblige the Commission to report on its exercise in order to have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation.

        Moreover, the report states that it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

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      • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Rareş-Lucian NICULESCU (EPP, RO) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

        The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission’s proposal as follows:

        Members consider that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

        The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of three years (renewable) from the entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the three-year period. Members deem it appropriate to limit the delegation in time and to oblige the Commission to report on its exercise in order to have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation.

        Moreover, the report states that it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

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      • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Rareş-Lucian NICULESCU (EPP, RO) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

        The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission’s proposal as follows:

        Members consider that more detailed precisions for the delegation of powers are needed. In order to enable certain provisions of this Regulation to be updated efficiently to reflect technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of acts excluding specific fisheries of a Member State, in ICES sub-areas VIII, IX and X, from the application of certain provisions for gillnets, entangling nets and trammel nets, with a very low level of shark by-catches and of discards.

        The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of three years (renewable) from the entry into force of the Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the three-year period. Members deem it appropriate to limit the delegation in time and to oblige the Commission to report on its exercise in order to have a regular evaluation and questioning of the use of the delegation.

        Moreover, the report states that it is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, especially at expert level, in order to obtain objective, rigorous, complete and up-to-date information.

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      PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

      PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

      BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

      • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
      • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

      In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

      IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

      LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

      CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

      (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

      • the division of regions into geographical areas;
      • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
      • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
      • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
      • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
      • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

      (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

      • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
      • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
      • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
      • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
      • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
      • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
      • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
      • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

      The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

      BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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      PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

      PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

      BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

      • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
      • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

      In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

      IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

      LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

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      (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

      • the division of regions into geographical areas;
      • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
      • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
      • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
      • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
      • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

      (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

      • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
      • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
      • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
      • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
      • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
      • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
      • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
      • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

      The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

      BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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      • PURPOSE: to align Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 concerning the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms with the new rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (delegated and implementing acts of the Commission).

        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        BACKGROUND: the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between,

        • firstly, the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the TFEU (delegated acts) and, secondly,
        • the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the TFEU (implementing acts).

        In this context Regulation (EC) No 850/98 needs to be aligned with the new rules of the TFEU. Powers currently conferred upon the Commission by that Regulation should be reclassified into delegated and implementing powers.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: it was not necessary to carry out an impact assessment.

        LEGAL BASIS: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        CONTENT: the main legal action is to identify the powers conferred upon the Commission in Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and to classify these as delegated or implementing powers.

        (1) The Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts concerning:

        • the division of regions into geographical areas;
        • the amending of the rules for the use of mesh size combinations;
        • the establishment of rules for obtaining the percentage of target species taken by more than one fishing vessel in order to ensure that such catch compositions are respected by all the vessels involved in the fishing operation;
        • the drawing up of rules concerning the technical descriptions and method of use of authorised devices that might be attached to the fishing net, and which do not obstruct or diminish the effective mesh opening of the net;
        • conditions under which vessels exceeding eight meters length overall shall be permitted to use beam trawls within certain waters of the Union;
        • measures designed to address unexpectedly small or large recruitments of juveniles, changes in migration patterns or any other changes in the conservation status of fish stocks, with immediate effect.

        (2) Likewise, the Commission should be empowered to adopt implementing acts concerning:

        • technical rules for measuring mesh sizes;
        • square-meshed netting and twine thickness;
        • technical rules related to the construction of netting materials;
        • listing of devices that may obstruct or otherwise diminish the effective mesh opening in a fishing net;
        • transmission of lists of vessels to which a special fishing permit to use beam trawls has been issued;
        • technical rules related to measuring engine power and gear dimensions;
        • the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, and
        • temporary measures where the conservation of stocks of marine organisms calls for immediate action.

        The implementing powers conferred upon the Commission, except those concerning the obligation of Member States to ensure that levels of fishing effort are not exceeded in certain areas of ICES Division IXa, should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        BUDGETARY IMPACT: this measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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          DAMANAKI Maria
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