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2012/2261(INI) Strategy for fisheries in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH MILANA Guido (icon: S&D S&D) MATERA Barbara (icon: PPE PPE), MEISSNER Gesine (icon: ALDE ALDE), ROMEVA I RUEDA Raül (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), GRÓBARCZYK Marek Józef (icon: ECR ECR), SALAVRAKOS Nikolaos (icon: EFD EFD)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 54

Events

2013/12/19
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2013/09/10
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/09/10
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on a fisheries strategy in the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

Parliament congratulates the Commission on the adoption of its communication of 3 December 2012 as an important step towards the adoption of a legislative framework that will foster closer cooperation between the countries and regions along the shores of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, with a view to ensuring that fishing is carried out in a responsible manner and is economically viable for coastal communities.

Cross-border cooperation : the resolution notes that seven countries have an outlet to the Adriatic and Ionian seas , three of which are Member States (Italy, Greece and Slovenia), one is a future Member State (Croatia), one is a candidate country (Montenegro) and two are potential candidate countries (Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina). Cross-border cooperation is therefore essential in order to establish arrangements for the joint management of fishing activities and to make sure that fish stocks are exploited in a sustainable manner.

Adriatic and Ionian seas : Parliament supports a strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian seas , which should make particular reference to the sustainable development and growth of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, including employment, and should strive to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment.

The Commission is urged to adopt, by 2013 at the latest, the action plan for the practical implementation on a macro-regional basis of the maritime strategy: (i) pointing out that the fisheries sector should form one of the priorities of that strategy, (ii) taking account of the specific geo-physical features and (iii) linking this plan of action to regional policy, the Union’s integrated maritime policy and the Connecting Europe Facility, so as to maximise its leverage effect.

The Commission is also asked to:

submit, at the earliest opportunity, a proposal for a regulation laying down common technical measures for fishing in the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin and specifying the admissible fishing effort, fishing periods and fishing gears and other relevant management measures; establish an ongoing dialogue with the non-EU countries of the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin , with a view to concluding bilateral or multilateral agreements with the aim of advancing towards a harmonisation and standardisation of the rules for fisheries management in order to achieve the objectives of the EU Common Fisheries Policy CFP in the Mediterranean; consider whether a specific funding line for implementation of the measures and objectives laid down for this strategy should be created in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), drawing on the experience gained with the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP).

Parliament calls on the Commission to establish a specific Work Plan for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas , setting out the future objectives in that region as is currently undertaken in the Mediterranean Sea (IMP-MED project). It stresses that this Work Plan should be seen as a project eligible for funding under the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Documents
2013/09/10
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2013/09/09
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2013/06/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted the own-initiative report by Guido MILANA (S&D, IT) on a fisheries strategy in the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

Members welcome the Commission communication of 3 December 2012 as an important step towards the adoption of a legislative framework that will foster closer cooperation between the countries and regions along the shores of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, with a view to ensuring that fishing is carried out in a responsible manner and is economically viable for coastal communities.

The report notes that seven countries have an outlet to the Adriatic and Ionian seas , three of which are Member States (Italy, Greece and Slovenia), one is a future Member State (Croatia), one is a candidate country (Montenegro) and two are potential candidate countries (Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina). Cross-border cooperation is therefore essential in order to establish arrangements for the joint management of fishing activities and to make sure that fish stocks are exploited in a sustainable manner.

The committee supports a strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian seas , which should make particular reference to the sustainable development and growth of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, including employment, and should strive to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment.

The Commission is urged to adopt, at the earliest opportunity and by 2013 at the latest , the action plan for the practical implementation on a macro-regional basis of the maritime strategy for the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, (i) pointing out that the fisheries sector should form one of the priorities of that strategy, (ii) taking account of the specific geo-physical features and (iii) linking this plan of action to regional policy, the Union’s integrated maritime policy and the Connecting Europe Facility, so as to maximise its leverage effect.

The Commission is also asked to:

· submit, at the earliest opportunity, a proposal for a regulation laying down common technical measures for fishing in the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin and specifying the admissible fishing effort, fishing periods and fishing gears and other relevant management measures;

· establish an ongoing dialogue with the non-EU countries of the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin , with a view to concluding bilateral or multilateral agreements with the aim of advancing towards a harmonisation and standardisation of the rules for fisheries management in order to achieve the objectives of the EU Common Fisheries Policy CFP in the Mediterranean;

· consider whether a specific funding line for implementation of the measures and objectives laid down for this strategy should be created in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), drawing on the experience gained with the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP).

Members call on the Commission to establish a specific Work Plan for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas , setting out the future objectives in that region as is currently undertaken in the Mediterranean Sea (IMP-MED project). They stress that this Work Plan should be seen as a project eligible for funding under the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Documents
2013/06/18
   EP - Vote in committee
2013/04/16
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2013/02/28
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2012/10/25
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2012/06/21
   EP - MILANA Guido (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in PECH

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AmendmentsDossier
51 2012/2261(INI)
2013/04/16 PECH 51 amendments...
source: PE-508.018

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  • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the own-initiative report by Guido MILANA (S&D, IT) on a fisheries strategy in the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

    Members welcome the Commission communication of 3 December 2012 as an important step towards the adoption of a legislative framework that will foster closer cooperation between the countries and regions along the shores of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, with a view to ensuring that fishing is carried out in a responsible manner and is economically viable for coastal communities.

    The report notes that seven countries have an outlet to the Adriatic and Ionian seas, three of which are Member States (Italy, Greece and Slovenia), one is a future Member State (Croatia), one is a candidate country (Montenegro) and two are potential candidate countries (Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina). Cross-border cooperation is therefore essential in order to establish arrangements for the joint management of fishing activities and to make sure that fish stocks are exploited in a sustainable manner.

    The committee supports a strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian seas, which should make particular reference to the sustainable development and growth of the fisheries and aquaculture sector, including employment, and should strive to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment.

    The Commission is urged to adopt, at the earliest opportunity and by 2013 at the latest, the action plan for the practical implementation on a macro-regional basis of the maritime strategy for the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, (i) pointing out that the fisheries sector should form one of the priorities of that strategy, (ii) taking account of the specific geo-physical features and (iii) linking this plan of action to regional policy, the Union’s integrated maritime policy and the Connecting Europe Facility, so as to maximise its leverage effect.

    The Commission is also asked to:

    ·        submit, at the earliest opportunity, a proposal for a regulation laying down common technical measures for fishing in the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin and specifying the admissible fishing effort, fishing periods and fishing gears and other relevant management measures;

    ·        establish an ongoing dialogue with the non-EU countries of the Adriatic-Ionian sea basin, with a view to concluding bilateral or multilateral agreements with the aim of advancing towards a harmonisation and standardisation of the rules for fisheries management in order to achieve the objectives of the EU Common Fisheries Policy CFP in the Mediterranean;

    ·        consider whether a specific funding line for implementation of the measures and objectives laid down for this strategy should be created in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), drawing on the experience gained with the Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP).

    Members call on the Commission to establish a specific Work Plan for the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, setting out the future objectives in that region as is currently undertaken in the Mediterranean Sea (IMP-MED project). They stress that this Work Plan should be seen as a project eligible for funding under the future European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

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