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2014/0238(NLE) EU/Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Implementation Protocol from 20 November 2014 to 19 November 2019

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH NICOLAI Norica (icon: ALDE ALDE) LOPE FONTAGNÉ Verónica (icon: PPE PPE), BLANCO LÓPEZ José (icon: S&D S&D), VAN DALEN Peter (icon: ECR ECR), FERREIRA João (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion DEVE NEUSER Norbert (icon: S&D S&D) Maurice PONGA (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion BUDG TARAND Indrek (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 043-p2, TFEU 218-p6a, TFEU 218-p7

Events

2015/03/10
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2015/384 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

BACKGROUND: the EU and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which the Republic of Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.

The Agreement and Protocol will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature.

It is now necessary to conclude the Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

CONTENT: under this Agreement, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto are hereby approved on behalf of the Union.

The main elements are:

Main objectives of the Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

Protocol : the aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

Fishing opportunities : the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

· 28 tuna seiners;

· 8 pole-and-line vessels;

· 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

Financial contribution : the annual financial contribution has been set at:

· EUR 1 808 000 for the first year,

· EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years,

· EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

based on:

(1) a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and

(2) support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

Duration of the Agreement : the new Agreement covers a period of five years from its entry into force , renewable by tacit agreement.

The Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

Simplified procedure : the Agreement establishes a Joint Committee responsible for monitoring its implementation. Furthermore, in accordance with the Protocol, the Joint Committee may approve certain amendments to the Protocol. In order to facilitate the approval of such amendments, the Commission should be empowered, subject to specific conditions, to approve them under a simplified procedure .

Annex : the Decision lays down in an annex the scope of the e mpowerment and procedure for the establishment of the Union position in the Joint Committee.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 2.3.2015. The Agreement and the Protocol shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties notify each other that they have completed the necessary procedures for that purpose.

2015/03/02
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2015/03/02
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2015/03/02
   CSL - Council Meeting
2015/02/11
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2015/02/11
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 587 votes to 103, with 13 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement and called on the Commission to:

forward it the minutes and the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in the Agreement, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme provided for in the new protocol; facilitate the participation of representatives of Parliament as observers in the meetings of the Joint Committee; send to Parliament and to the Council, before the present Agreement expires and as negotiations begin for a future one, detailed information in the form of an ex post report on the costs and benefits of the Agreement; submit to Parliament yearly reports on the implementation of the Agreement.

The Commission is also called upon to keep Parliament immediately and fully informed at all stages of the procedures related to the protocol and its renewal and to focus in particular on the promotion of local management and accountability in the context of the implementation of the Agreement.

Documents
2015/01/26
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Norica NICOLAI (ADLE, RO) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement .

Members called on the Commission to:

forward to Parliament the minutes and the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in the Agreement, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme provided for in the new protocol; facilitate the participation of representatives of Parliament as observers in the meetings of the Joint Committee; send to Parliament and to the Council, before the present Agreement expires and as negotiations begin for a future one, detailed information in the form of an ex-post report on the costs and benefits of the Agreement; submit to Parliament yearly reports on the implementation of the Agreement.

The Commission is also called upon to keep Parliament immediately and fully informed at all stages of the procedures related to the protocol and its renewal and to focus in particular on the promotion of local management and accountability, as well as to facilitate the provision of adequate information to all local actors interested in the Agreement and its implementation.

Documents
2015/01/21
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2015/01/20
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2014/12/10
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2014/12/09
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2014/11/27
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2014/11/21
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2014/11/11
   EP - NEUSER Norbert (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in DEVE
2014/09/24
   EP - TARAND Indrek (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG
2014/09/23
   EP - NICOLAI Norica (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2014/09/16
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2014/09/16
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Union and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.

The Agreement and Protocol were signed on in accordance with a Council Decision and will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature.

The Agreement and Protocol should now be approved on behalf of the European Union.

CONTENT: under this proposal, the Council is invited to approve the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto on behalf of the Union.

Main objectives of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

Protocol : the aim of the Protocol is to provide fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in the Senegalese waters.

For the main details of the Protocol as regards the financial contribution (agreed by the European Union in exchange of fishing licences), the fishing possibilities and the financial envelope of the Protocol, please refer to the summary of the initial legislative proposal dated 2 September 2014.

Documents
2014/09/02
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2014/09/02
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2014/09/02
   EP - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the European Union, the renewal of the Agreement between the Government of Senegal and the European Economic Community on fishing off the coast of Senegal, which entered into force on 1 June 1981, and a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution.

At the end of the negotiations, a new draft Agreement and Protocol were initialled by the negotiators on 25 April 2014.

It is now necessary to conclude the draft Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

CONTENT: the new Fisheries Partnership Agreement lays down the following:

Main objectives of the Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

The aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

Fishing opportunities : the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

28 tuna seiners; 8 pole-and-line vessels; 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at:

EUR 1 808 000 for the first year, EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years, EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

based on:

a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

This support meets the objectives of the national fisheries policy and in particular the needs of the Republic of Senegal in terms of support for scientific research, for monitoring and fighting against illegal fishing, and for small-scale fishing, including the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems to allow the recovery of juvenile stocks.

Duration of the Agreement : the new Agreement repeals and replaces the existing Agreement; it covers a period of five years from its entry into force , renewable by tacit agreement. The new Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial statement annexed to the draft Agreement sets out an overall amount of EUR 9.61 million in commitment and payment appropriations from 2014 to 2018 (including administrative expenses for the management of the Agreement).

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0010/2015 - Norica Nicolai - Approbation

2015/02/11 Outcome: +: 587, -: 103, 0: 13
DE IT FR PL ES RO PT GB BG EL CZ BE HU AT SK HR FI LT DK IE NL LV CY SI LU EE MT SE
Total
89
66
68
48
50
32
21
68
16
20
21
20
21
18
12
11
11
10
12
10
22
8
6
7
6
6
4
19
icon: PPE PPE
211
2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

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1
icon: S&D S&D
178
3

Croatia S&D

2

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Netherlands S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

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1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

2
icon: ECR ECR
67

Bulgaria ECR

1

Greece ECR

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1

Czechia ECR

2

Slovakia ECR

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3

Croatia ECR

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1

Finland ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Netherlands ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

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1
icon: ALDE ALDE
60

Romania ALDE

3

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Lithuania ALDE

2

Denmark ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
48

France GUE/NGL

Against (1)

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

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1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

4

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

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icon: NI NI
49

Germany NI

For (1)

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Poland NI

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United Kingdom NI

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Belgium NI

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1
3

Netherlands NI

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Latvia NI

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icon: EFDD EFDD
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France EFDD

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Poland EFDD

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Czechia EFDD

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1

Lithuania EFDD

2

Sweden EFDD

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
47

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Croatia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

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AmendmentsDossier
3 2014/0238(NLE)
2014/12/09 PECH 3 amendments...
source: 544.308

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  • date: 2014-11-21T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE541.517 title: PE541.517 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2014-12-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE544.308 title: PE544.308 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2014-12-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE541.667&secondRef=02 title: PE541.667 committee: DEVE type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2015-01-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE541.661&secondRef=03 title: PE541.661 committee: BUDG type: Committee opinion body: EP
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  • date: 2014-09-02T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2014/0518/COM_COM(2014)0518_EN.pdf title: COM(2014)0518 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2014&nu_doc=0518 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the European Union, the renewal of the Agreement between the Government of Senegal and the European Economic Community on fishing off the coast of Senegal, which entered into force on 1 June 1981, and a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution. At the end of the negotiations, a new draft Agreement and Protocol were initialled by the negotiators on 25 April 2014. It is now necessary to conclude the draft Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union. CONTENT: the new Fisheries Partnership Agreement lays down the following: Main objectives of the Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries. The aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus. The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties. Fishing opportunities : the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories: 28 tuna seiners; 8 pole-and-line vessels; 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species). Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at: EUR 1 808 000 for the first year, EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years, EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year, based on: a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year. This support meets the objectives of the national fisheries policy and in particular the needs of the Republic of Senegal in terms of support for scientific research, for monitoring and fighting against illegal fishing, and for small-scale fishing, including the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems to allow the recovery of juvenile stocks. Duration of the Agreement : the new Agreement repeals and replaces the existing Agreement; it covers a period of five years from its entry into force , renewable by tacit agreement. The new Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties. BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial statement annexed to the draft Agreement sets out an overall amount of EUR 9.61 million in commitment and payment appropriations from 2014 to 2018 (including administrative expenses for the management of the Agreement).
  • date: 2014-09-16T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=12812%2F14&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 12812/2014 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: the Union and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries. The Agreement and Protocol were signed on in accordance with a Council Decision and will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature. The Agreement and Protocol should now be approved on behalf of the European Union. CONTENT: under this proposal, the Council is invited to approve the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto on behalf of the Union. Main objectives of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries. The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties. Protocol : the aim of the Protocol is to provide fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in the Senegalese waters. For the main details of the Protocol as regards the financial contribution (agreed by the European Union in exchange of fishing licences), the fishing possibilities and the financial envelope of the Protocol, please refer to the summary of the initial legislative proposal dated 2 September 2014.
  • date: 2014-11-27T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-01-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2015-01-26T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2015-0010&language=EN title: A8-0010/2015 summary: The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Norica NICOLAI (ADLE, RO) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement . Members called on the Commission to: forward to Parliament the minutes and the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in the Agreement, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme provided for in the new protocol; facilitate the participation of representatives of Parliament as observers in the meetings of the Joint Committee; send to Parliament and to the Council, before the present Agreement expires and as negotiations begin for a future one, detailed information in the form of an ex-post report on the costs and benefits of the Agreement; submit to Parliament yearly reports on the implementation of the Agreement. The Commission is also called upon to keep Parliament immediately and fully informed at all stages of the procedures related to the protocol and its renewal and to focus in particular on the promotion of local management and accountability, as well as to facilitate the provision of adequate information to all local actors interested in the Agreement and its implementation.
  • date: 2015-02-11T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=25225&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2015-02-11T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0030 title: T8-0030/2015 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 587 votes to 103, with 13 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement and called on the Commission to: forward it the minutes and the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in the Agreement, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme provided for in the new protocol; facilitate the participation of representatives of Parliament as observers in the meetings of the Joint Committee; send to Parliament and to the Council, before the present Agreement expires and as negotiations begin for a future one, detailed information in the form of an ex post report on the costs and benefits of the Agreement; submit to Parliament yearly reports on the implementation of the Agreement. The Commission is also called upon to keep Parliament immediately and fully informed at all stages of the procedures related to the protocol and its renewal and to focus in particular on the promotion of local management and accountability in the context of the implementation of the Agreement.
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  • date: 2015-03-10T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2015/384 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto. BACKGROUND: the EU and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which the Republic of Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries. The Agreement and Protocol will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature. It is now necessary to conclude the Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union. CONTENT: under this Agreement, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto are hereby approved on behalf of the Union. The main elements are: Main objectives of the Agreement : the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries. Protocol : the aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus. The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties. Fishing opportunities : the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories: · 28 tuna seiners; · 8 pole-and-line vessels; · 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species). Financial contribution : the annual financial contribution has been set at: · EUR 1 808 000 for the first year, · EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years, · EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year, based on: (1) a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and (2) support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year. Duration of the Agreement : the new Agreement covers a period of five years from its entry into force , renewable by tacit agreement. The Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties. Simplified procedure : the Agreement establishes a Joint Committee responsible for monitoring its implementation. Furthermore, in accordance with the Protocol, the Joint Committee may approve certain amendments to the Protocol. In order to facilitate the approval of such amendments, the Commission should be empowered, subject to specific conditions, to approve them under a simplified procedure . Annex : the Decision lays down in an annex the scope of the e mpowerment and procedure for the establishment of the Union position in the Joint Committee. ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 2.3.2015. The Agreement and the Protocol shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties notify each other that they have completed the necessary procedures for that purpose. docs: title: Decision 2015/384 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32015D0384 title: OJ L 065 10.03.2015, p. 0001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2015:065:TOC
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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision (EU) 2015/384 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    BACKGROUND: the EU and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which the Republic of Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.

    The Agreement and Protocol will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature.

    It is now necessary to conclude the Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: under this Agreement, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto are hereby approved on behalf of the Union.

    The main elements are:

    Main objectives of the Agreement: the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

    Protocol: the aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

    The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

    Fishing opportunities: the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

    ·         28 tuna seiners;

    ·         8 pole-and-line vessels;

    ·         2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

    Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at:

    ·         EUR 1 808 000 for the first year,

    ·         EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years,

    ·         EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

    based on:

    (1)   a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and

    (2)   support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

    Duration of the Agreement: the new Agreement covers a period of five years from its entry into force, renewable by tacit agreement.

    The Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

    Simplified procedure: the Agreement establishes a Joint Committee responsible for monitoring its implementation. Furthermore, in accordance with the Protocol, the Joint Committee may approve certain amendments to the Protocol. In order to facilitate the approval of such amendments, the Commission should be empowered, subject to specific conditions, to approve them under a simplified procedure.

    Annex: the Decision lays down in an annex the scope of the empowerment and procedure for the establishment of the Union position in the Joint Committee.

    ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 2.3.2015. The Agreement and the Protocol shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties notify each other that they have completed the necessary procedures for that purpose.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

    BACKGROUND: the Union and Senegal negotiated a partnership agreement on sustainable fisheries for a duration of five years, renewable by tacit agreement, and an Implementation Protocol thereto for a period of five years, granting Union vessels fishing opportunities in the waters over which Senegal has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.

    The Agreement and Protocol were signed on in accordance with a Council Decision and will apply on a provisional basis from the date of their signature.

    The Agreement and Protocol should now be approved on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: under this proposal, the Council is invited to approve the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto on behalf of the Union.

    Main objectives of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement: the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

    The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

    Protocol: the aim of the Protocol is to provide fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in the Senegalese waters.

    For the main details of the Protocol as regards the financial contribution (agreed by the European Union in exchange of fishing licences), the fishing possibilities and the financial envelope of the Protocol, please refer to the summary of the initial legislative proposal dated 2 September 2014.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

    BACKGROUND: the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the European Union, the renewal of the Agreement between the Government of Senegal and the European Economic Community on fishing off the coast of Senegal, which entered into force on 1 June 1981, and a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution.

    At the end of the negotiations, a new draft Agreement and Protocol were initialled by the negotiators on 25 April 2014.

    It is now necessary to conclude the draft Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: the new Fisheries Partnership Agreement lays down the following:

    Main objectives of the Agreement: the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

    The aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

    The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

    Fishing opportunities: the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

    • 28 tuna seiners;
    • 8 pole-and-line vessels;
    • 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

    Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at:

    • EUR 1 808 000 for the first year,
    • EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years,
    • EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

    based on:

    1. a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and
    2. support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

    This support meets the objectives of the national fisheries policy and in particular the needs of the Republic of Senegal in terms of support for scientific research, for monitoring and fighting against illegal fishing, and for small-scale fishing, including the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems to allow the recovery of juvenile stocks.

    Duration of the Agreement: the new Agreement repeals and replaces the existing Agreement; it covers a period of five years from its entry into force, renewable by tacit agreement. The new Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial statement annexed to the draft Agreement sets out an overall amount of EUR 9.61 million in commitment and payment appropriations from 2014 to 2018 (including administrative expenses for the management of the Agreement).

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

    BACKGROUND: the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the European Union, the renewal of the Agreement between the Government of Senegal and the European Economic Community on fishing off the coast of Senegal, which entered into force on 1 June 1981, and a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution.

    At the end of the negotiations, a new draft Agreement and Protocol were initialled by the negotiators on 25 April 2014.

    It is now necessary to conclude the draft Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: the new Fisheries Partnership Agreement lays down the following:

    Main objectives of the Agreement: the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

    The aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

    The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

    Fishing opportunities: the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

    • 28 tuna seiners;
    • 8 pole-and-line vessels;
    • 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

    Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at:

    • EUR 1 808 000 for the first year,
    • EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years,
    • EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

    based on:

    1. a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and
    2. support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

    This support meets the objectives of the national fisheries policy and in particular the needs of the Republic of Senegal in terms of support for scientific research, for monitoring and fighting against illegal fishing, and for small-scale fishing, including the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems to allow the recovery of juvenile stocks.

    Duration of the Agreement: the new Agreement repeals and replaces the existing Agreement; it covers a period of five years from its entry into force, renewable by tacit agreement. The new Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial statement annexed to the draft Agreement sets out an overall amount of EUR 9.61 million in commitment and payment appropriations from 2014 to 2018 (including administrative expenses for the management of the Agreement).

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  • group: EPP name: LOPE FONTAGNÉ Verónica
  • group: S&D name: BLANCO LÓPEZ José
  • group: ECR name: VAN DALEN Peter
  • group: GUE/NGL name: FERREIRA João
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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. 

    BACKGROUND: the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the European Union, the renewal of the Agreement between the Government of Senegal and the European Economic Community on fishing off the coast of Senegal, which entered into force on 1 June 1981, and a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution.

    At the end of the negotiations, a new draft Agreement and Protocol were initialled by the negotiators on 25 April 2014.

    It is now necessary to conclude the draft Agreement and the Protocol on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: the new Fisheries Partnership Agreement lays down the following:

    Main objectives of the Agreement: the main aim of the new Agreement is to provide an updated framework taking into account the priorities of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, with a view to establishing a strategic partnership between the European Union and Senegal in the field of fisheries.

    The aim of the Protocol is to grant fishing opportunities to European Union vessels in Senegalese waters taking into account available scientific assessments, in particular those of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF), and in accordance with the best available scientific advice and the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), within the limits of the available surplus.

    The aim is also to enhance cooperation between the EU and Senegal to promote a sustainable fisheries policy and sound exploitation of fisheries resources in the Senegalese fishing zones, in the interests of both parties.

    Fishing opportunities: the Protocol provides for fishing opportunities in the following categories:

    • 28 tuna seiners;
    • 8 pole-and-line vessels;
    • 2 trawlers (targeting black hake, a deep-sea demersal species).

    Financial contribution: the annual financial contribution has been set at:

    • EUR 1 808 000 for the first year,
    • EUR 1 738 000 for the second, third and fourth years,
    • EUR 1 668 000 for the fifth year,

    based on:

    1. a reference tonnage of 14 000 tonnes for tunas and a volume of authorised catches of 2 000 tonnes for black hake, the amounts linked to such access having been set at EUR 1 058 000 for the first year, EUR 988 000 for the second, third and fourth years, and at EUR 918 000 for the fifth year; and
    2. support for the development of the sectoral fisheries policy of Senegal amounting to EUR 750 000 per year.

    This support meets the objectives of the national fisheries policy and in particular the needs of the Republic of Senegal in terms of support for scientific research, for monitoring and fighting against illegal fishing, and for small-scale fishing, including the rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems to allow the recovery of juvenile stocks.

    Duration of the Agreement: the new Agreement repeals and replaces the existing Agreement; it covers a period of five years from its entry into force, renewable by tacit agreement. The new Protocol covers a period of five years from the date on which it was signed by the parties.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial statement annexed to the draft Agreement sets out an overall amount of EUR 9.61 million in commitment and payment appropriations from 2014 to 2018 (including administrative expenses for the management of the Agreement).

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  • date: 2014-09-02T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2014/0518/COM_COM(2014)0518_EN.pdf type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2014)0518 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission:
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  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE
  • body: EP responsible: True committee_full: Fisheries committee: PECH
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