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2016/0145(COD) Characteristics for fishing vessels. Recast

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH KUHN Werner (icon: PPE PPE) AGUILERA Clara (icon: S&D S&D), TOMAŠIĆ Ruža (icon: ECR ECR), BILBAO BARANDICA Izaskun (icon: ALDE ALDE), NÍ RIADA Liadh (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Recast Technique Opinion JURI BOUTONNET Marie-Christine (icon: ENF ENF)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 043-p2

Events

2017/06/30
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to set out the definitions of characteristics of fishing vessels that shall apply to all Union rules concerning fisheries.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) 2017/1130 of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels.

CONTENT: the new rules repeal and recast Council Regulation No 2930/86 in line with the European Union's commitment to simplifying and clarifying EU law.

The new Regulation establishes the definitions of characteristics of fishing vessels that shall apply to all Union rules concerning fisheries . The definitions relate to characteristics of fishing vessels such as the length, the breadth, the tonnage, engine power, and the date of entry into service.

The definitions laid down in the Regulation take account of:

· the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958;

· the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, signed in London on 23 June 1969;

· the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, signed in Torremolinos on 2 April 1977.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 20.7.2017.

DELEGATED ACTS: the Commission may adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standard setting out the requirements for the determination of the continuous engine power to technical progress. The power to adopt such acts is conferred on the Commission for a period of five years (renewable) from 20 July 2017 . The European Parliament or the Council have the right to object to a delegated act within two months (which may be extended by two months) from the date of notification of the act.

2017/06/14
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2017/06/14
   CSL - Final act signed
2017/06/14
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/06/07
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2017/05/16
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2017/05/16
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/04/04
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/04/04
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 529 votes to 26, with 59 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast).

The European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure takes into account recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

The proposed Regulation consists of a recast of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86. It aims to establish the definitions of the characteristics of fishing vessels which apply to all EU fisheries regulations. The definitions concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power.

The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They shall take into account the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958, the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, signed in London on 23 June 1969 and the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, signed in Torremolinos on 2 April 1977.

The Commission would have the power to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standards setting out the requirements for the determination of the continuous engine power to technical progress.

Documents
2017/04/03
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2017/02/28
   EP - Approval in committee of the text agreed at 1st reading interinstitutional negotiations
2016/12/08
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Werner KUHN (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast).

The committee recommended that the European Parliament adopt its position at first reading hereinafter set out, taking into account the recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. It has, however, submitted amendments to the proposal for a recast.

Accordingly, Members recommended:

using identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels, which shall be in line with the standards of the common fisheries policy , in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union; taking account of the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958.

For larger fishing vessels exceeding 15 meters , a greater expansion of vessel characterisation to include cargo and fuel capacity, processing ability and output is desirable.

With regard to engine power , the Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standard to technical progress. The power to adopt delegated acts should be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The delegation of power should be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.

Lastly, Members proposed adding a recital referring to Parliament’s resolution of 22 November 2012 on small-scale coastal fishing, artisanal fishing and the reform of the common fisheries policy, which called for a legal definition regarding the characteristics of large-scale and small-scale fisheries in order to legally distinguish them from one another.

Documents
2016/12/05
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2016/12/05
   EP - Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee
2016/11/14
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2016/10/19
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
Documents
2016/10/14
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2016/09/20
   EP - Opinion on the recast technique
Documents
2016/09/15
   EP - BOUTONNET Marie-Christine (ENF) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
2016/07/26
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2016/07/25
   RO_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2016/07/06
   EP - KUHN Werner (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2016/06/06
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2016/05/23
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to present a proposal to repeal a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels.

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

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

BACKGROUND: Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 defining characteristics for fishing vessels has been substantially amended. Since further amendments are to be made, that Regulation should be recast in the interests of clarity.

CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to undertake a codification of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 of 22 September 1986 defining characteristics for fishing vessels. The new Regulation will supersede the two acts incorporated in it, fully preserving the content of the acts being codified. At the same time, it is also appropriate to make a substantive amendment to Article 5(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86, with a view to delegating powers to the Commission for adapting the requirements for the determination of continuous engine power to technical progress .

Therefore, the proposal is being presented in the form of a recast.

To recall, the proposed Regulation seeks to define the characteristics of fishing vessels laid down in this Regulation shall apply to all Union rules concerning fisheries. The aim is use identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union.

The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power.

Documents

Votes

A8-0376/2016 - Werner Kuhn - Am 7

2017/04/04 Outcome: +: 529, 0: 59, -: 26
DE IT FR PL ES RO GB BE PT HU CZ AT NL BG SE EL FI HR SK LT DK LV SI IE EE MT LU CY ??
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23
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19
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A8-0376/2016 - Werner Kuhn - Am 8

2017/04/04 Outcome: -: 274, +: 255, 0: 105
IT FR EL IE RO AT PT CY DK ES SE GB MT ?? SK HU LU EE HR BE FI LV DE LT BG CZ SI NL PL
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66
18
7
26
17
21
5
11
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17
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4
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AmendmentsDossier
9 2016/0145(COD)
2016/11/14 PECH 9 amendments...
source: 594.029

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  • date: 2016-05-23T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2016/0273/COM_COM(2016)0273_EN.pdf title: COM(2016)0273 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2016&nu_doc=0273 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to present a proposal to repeal a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels. PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council. BACKGROUND: Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 defining characteristics for fishing vessels has been substantially amended. Since further amendments are to be made, that Regulation should be recast in the interests of clarity. CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to undertake a codification of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 of 22 September 1986 defining characteristics for fishing vessels. The new Regulation will supersede the two acts incorporated in it, fully preserving the content of the acts being codified. At the same time, it is also appropriate to make a substantive amendment to Article 5(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86, with a view to delegating powers to the Commission for adapting the requirements for the determination of continuous engine power to technical progress . Therefore, the proposal is being presented in the form of a recast. To recall, the proposed Regulation seeks to define the characteristics of fishing vessels laid down in this Regulation shall apply to all Union rules concerning fisheries. The aim is use identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union. The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power.
  • date: 2016-06-06T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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  • date: 2016-12-05T00:00:00 type: Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee body: EP
  • date: 2016-12-08T00:00:00 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=A8-2016-0376&language=EN title: A8-0376/2016 summary: The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Werner KUHN (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast). The committee recommended that the European Parliament adopt its position at first reading hereinafter set out, taking into account the recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. It has, however, submitted amendments to the proposal for a recast. Accordingly, Members recommended: using identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels, which shall be in line with the standards of the common fisheries policy , in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union; taking account of the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958. For larger fishing vessels exceeding 15 meters , a greater expansion of vessel characterisation to include cargo and fuel capacity, processing ability and output is desirable. With regard to engine power , the Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standard to technical progress. The power to adopt delegated acts should be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The delegation of power should be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period. Lastly, Members proposed adding a recital referring to Parliament’s resolution of 22 November 2012 on small-scale coastal fishing, artisanal fishing and the reform of the common fisheries policy, which called for a legal definition regarding the characteristics of large-scale and small-scale fisheries in order to legally distinguish them from one another.
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  • date: 2017-04-03T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20170403&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2017-04-04T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=27998&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2017-04-04T00:00:00 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-2017-0096 title: T8-0096/2017 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 529 votes to 26, with 59 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast). The European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure takes into account recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The proposed Regulation consists of a recast of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86. It aims to establish the definitions of the characteristics of fishing vessels which apply to all EU fisheries regulations. The definitions concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power. The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They shall take into account the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958, the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, signed in London on 23 June 1969 and the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, signed in Torremolinos on 2 April 1977. The Commission would have the power to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standards setting out the requirements for the determination of the continuous engine power to technical progress.
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  • The European Parliament adopted by 529 votes to 26, with 59 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast).

    The European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure takes into account recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

    The proposed Regulation consists of a recast of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86. It aims to establish the definitions of the characteristics of fishing vessels which apply to all EU fisheries regulations. The definitions concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power.

    The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They shall take into account the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958, the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, signed in London on 23 June 1969 and the International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, signed in Torremolinos on 2 April 1977.

    The Commission would have the power to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standards setting out the requirements for the determination of the continuous engine power to technical progress.

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  • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Werner KUHN (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast).

    The committee recommended that the European Parliament adopt its position at first reading hereinafter set out, taking into account the recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. It has, however, submitted amendments to the proposal for a recast.

    Accordingly, Members recommended:

    • using identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels, which shall be in line with the standards of the common fisheries policy, in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union;
    • taking account of the United Nations Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, signed in Geneva on 29 April 1958.

    For larger fishing vessels exceeding 15 meters, a greater expansion of vessel characterisation to include cargo and fuel capacity, processing ability and output is desirable.

    With regard to engine power, the Commission should be empowered to adopt delegated acts in order to adapt the reference to the relevant ISO International Standard to technical progress. The power to adopt delegated acts should be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The delegation of power should be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.

    Lastly, Members proposed adding a recital referring to Parliament’s resolution of 22 November 2012 on small-scale coastal fishing, artisanal fishing and the reform of the common fisheries policy, which called for a legal definition regarding the characteristics of large-scale and small-scale fisheries in order to legally distinguish them from one another.

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  • PURPOSE: to present a proposal to repeal a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels.

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

    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

    BACKGROUND: Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 defining characteristics for fishing vessels has been substantially amended. Since further amendments are to be made, that Regulation should be recast in the interests of clarity.

    CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to undertake a codification of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 of 22 September 1986 defining characteristics for fishing vessels. The new Regulation will supersede the two acts incorporated in it, fully preserving the content of the acts being codified. At the same time, it is also appropriate to make a substantive amendment to Article 5(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86, with a view to delegating powers to the Commission for adapting the requirements for the determination of continuous engine power to technical progress.

    Therefore, the proposal is being presented in the form of a recast.

    To recall, the proposed Regulation seeks to define the characteristics of fishing vessels laid down in this Regulation shall apply to all Union rules concerning fisheries. The aim is use identical rules for determining the characteristics of fishing vessels in order to unify the conditions for the pursuit of the activity in the Union.

    The definitions laid down in this proposed Regulation should be based upon initiatives already taken by specialist international organisations. They concern the characteristics of fishing vessels, such as length, breadth, tonnage, date of entry into service and engine power.

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