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Events

2017/09/07
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2017/04/27
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/04/27
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 428 votes to 64, with 118 abstentions, a resolution on the management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions (ORs).

As a reminder, the outermost regions include nine EU regions, which are part of France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin), Portugal (Madeira and Azores) and Spain (Canary Islands).

Specificities of the ORs : Members considered that the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), designed to tackle the problems and challenges of continental Europe, can only provide a limited response to the specific characteristics of fisheries in the ORs. They called, therefore, for the development of a strategy for each regional sea basin tailored to the specific situation of each of the outermost regions.

Stressing the presence in the ORs of a wide variety of small communities that are highly dependent on traditional, coastal and small-scale fishing , the resolution called for the need to:

involve local fisheries in achieving food security for local communities; protect marine biological resources around the ORs: only fishing vessels registered in OR ports should be allowed to fish in OR waters; strengthen support for relevant scientific research projects given that the OR seabed is a veritable living laboratory of biodiversity; maintain the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in accordance with the precautionary principle and taking into account socio-economic realities.

Members observed the difficulty, or even impossibility, for certain fishermen in the ORs to access credit and/or insurance for their vessels, causing safety problems and economic constraints for these fishermen.

Making better use of possibilities provided under Article 349 of the Treaty and the CFP : Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union comprises the specific features of ORs. These include remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, and economic dependence on a few products.

Members called for the full application of Article 349 TFEU in the European Union's policies, regulations, funds and programmes relating to fisheries, particularly in the EMFF, in order to respond to the specific difficulties encountered by the ORs.

Parliament recommended, inter alia :

setting up a separate Advisory Council for the ORs; better use of the possibilities provided for in the EMFF to support this kind of local development in the ORs; establishing fisheries local action groups (FLAGs), which are recognised to be an important channel for support and for opportunities to diversify fishing activities; stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undertaken in the EEZ of certain ORs; speeding up the implementation of the EMFF and to use the opportunities it provides to invest heavily in fleet modernisation – improvements to safety, on-board hygiene, energy efficiency and quality of fishery products – as well as in fishing ports, landing sites and aquaculture, in order to generate new market outlets; paying particular attention to the interests of ORs when fisheries agreements are concluded with third countries; continue with specific aid schemes such as special taxation models; improving data collection on stocks and the assessment of the impact of small-scale vessels in the ORs; allowing the funding (at EU or national level) of the ORs’ artisanal and traditional fishing vessels with a view to developing economic opportunities for all players in the blue economy; that the aid intensity for engine replacement in the ORs should be increased where scientific evidence indicates that climate conditions and climate change have a decisive negative impact on the ORs’ fleets; creating better incentives under a future EMFF to encourage young people to work in the maritime economy.

The Commission is invited to look into the possibility of establishing an instrument specifically dedicated to supporting fisheries in the ORs, along the lines of the POSEI scheme for agriculture in the ORs.

Documents
2017/04/27
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/04/26
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2017/03/31
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted an own-initiative report by Ulrike RODUST (S&D, DE) on the management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions (ORs).

As a reminder, the outermost regions include nine EU regions, which are part of France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin), Portugal (Madeira and Azores) and Spain (Canary Islands).

Specificities of the ORs : Members considered that the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), designed to tackle the problems and challenges of continental Europe, can only provide a limited response to the specific characteristics of fisheries in the ORs. They called, therefore, for the development of a strategy for each regional sea basin tailored to the specific situation of each of the outermost regions.

Stressing the presence in the ORs of a wide variety of small communities that are highly dependent on traditional, coastal and small-scale fishing , the report called for the need to:

involve local fisheries in achieving food security for local communities; protect marine biological resources around the ORs; strengthen support for relevant scientific research projects given that the OR seabed is a veritable living laboratory of biodiversity; maintain the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in accordance with the precautionary principle and taking into account socio-economic realities.

Members observed the difficulty, or even impossibility, for certain fishermen in the ORs to access credit and/or insurance for their vessels, causing safety problems and economic constraints for these fishermen.

Making better use of possibilities provided under Article 349 of the Treaty and the CFP : Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union comprises the specific features of ORs. These include remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, and economic dependence on a few products.

Members called for the full application of Article 349 TFEU in the European Union's policies, regulations, funds and programmes relating to fisheries, particularly in the EMFF, in order to respond to the specific difficulties encountered by the ORs.

The report recommended, inter alia :

setting up a separate Advisory Council for the ORs; better use of the possibilities provided for in the EMFF to support this kind of local development in the ORs; establishing fisheries local action groups (FLAGs), which are recognised to be an important channel for support and for opportunities to diversify fishing activities; stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undertaken in the EEZ of certain ORs; speeding up the implementation of the EMFF and to use the opportunities it provides to invest heavily in fleet modernisation – improvements to safety, on-board hygiene, energy efficiency and quality of fishery products – as well as in fishing ports, landing sites and aquaculture, in order to generate new market outlets; paying particular attention to the interests of ORs when fisheries agreements are concluded with third countries; continue with specific aid schemes such as special taxation models; improving data collection on stocks and the assessment of the impact of small-scale vessels in the ORs; providing support to aquaculture development projects; that the aid intensity for engine replacement in the ORs should be increased where scientific evidence indicates that climate conditions and climate change have a decisive negative impact on the ORs’ fleets.

The Commission is invited to look into the possibility of establishing an instrument specifically dedicated to supporting fisheries in the ORs, along the lines of the POSEI scheme for agriculture in the ORs.

Documents
2017/03/22
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2017/03/07
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2017/02/10
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2017/02/06
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2016/12/22
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2016/03/17
   EP - OMARJEE Younous (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in REGI
2016/03/10
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2016/03/01
   EP - RODUST Ulrike (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2016/02/03
   EP - GONZÁLEZ PONS Esteban (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG

Documents

Votes

A8-0138/2017 - Ulrike Rodust - Am 1

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 358, -: 240, 0: 16
IT FR ES RO EL HU PT BG MT SI PL LU CY LV AT SK HR BE LT EE CZ IE FI DK NL SE GB DE
Total
61
54
42
23
20
20
18
16
6
8
45
5
5
7
16
12
7
20
8
5
20
9
11
10
23
19
50
73
icon: PPE PPE
190

Luxembourg PPE

2

Cyprus PPE

1
5

Lithuania PPE

Against (1)

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Finland PPE

Against (1)

3

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
143
4

Malta S&D

3

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Lithuania S&D

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Czechia S&D

For (1)

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4

Ireland S&D

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1
3

Netherlands S&D

3
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Italy GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

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Czechia GUE/NGL

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3

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1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

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3

Sweden GUE/NGL

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1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Germany GUE/NGL

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5
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Poland ENF

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United Kingdom ENF

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1

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Romania ALDE

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A8-0138/2017 - Ulrike Rodust - Résolution

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 428, 0: 118, -: 64
IT FR ES RO PL DE HU PT EL BG CZ BE NL AT IE FI SI LT MT HR SK LU EE CY LV DK SE GB
Total
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53
41
23
45
75
20
18
20
16
20
20
23
16
9
11
8
8
6
7
11
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5
5
7
10
19
47
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1

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1

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2

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1
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1

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1

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1

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1

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1

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1

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1

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5
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36

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1

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1

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1

Czechia EFDD

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1

Sweden EFDD

2
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Italy ECR

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1

Romania ECR

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1

Greece ECR

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1

Bulgaria ECR

Abstain (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

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1

Finland ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

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1

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1

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3

Cyprus ECR

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1

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1

Denmark ECR

1
AmendmentsDossier
232 2016/2016(INI)
2016/12/12 REGI 57 amendments...
source: 594.122
2017/01/30 BUDG 14 amendments...
source: 597.715
2017/02/06 PECH 161 amendments...
source: 599.497

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  • date: 2017-03-31T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2017-0138&language=EN title: A8-0138/2017 summary: The Committee on Fisheries adopted an own-initiative report by Ulrike RODUST (S&D, DE) on the management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions (ORs). As a reminder, the outermost regions include nine EU regions, which are part of France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin), Portugal (Madeira and Azores) and Spain (Canary Islands). Specificities of the ORs : Members considered that the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), designed to tackle the problems and challenges of continental Europe, can only provide a limited response to the specific characteristics of fisheries in the ORs. They called, therefore, for the development of a strategy for each regional sea basin tailored to the specific situation of each of the outermost regions. Stressing the presence in the ORs of a wide variety of small communities that are highly dependent on traditional, coastal and small-scale fishing , the report called for the need to: involve local fisheries in achieving food security for local communities; protect marine biological resources around the ORs; strengthen support for relevant scientific research projects given that the OR seabed is a veritable living laboratory of biodiversity; maintain the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in accordance with the precautionary principle and taking into account socio-economic realities. Members observed the difficulty, or even impossibility, for certain fishermen in the ORs to access credit and/or insurance for their vessels, causing safety problems and economic constraints for these fishermen. Making better use of possibilities provided under Article 349 of the Treaty and the CFP : Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union comprises the specific features of ORs. These include remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, and economic dependence on a few products. Members called for the full application of Article 349 TFEU in the European Union's policies, regulations, funds and programmes relating to fisheries, particularly in the EMFF, in order to respond to the specific difficulties encountered by the ORs. The report recommended, inter alia : setting up a separate Advisory Council for the ORs; better use of the possibilities provided for in the EMFF to support this kind of local development in the ORs; establishing fisheries local action groups (FLAGs), which are recognised to be an important channel for support and for opportunities to diversify fishing activities; stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undertaken in the EEZ of certain ORs; speeding up the implementation of the EMFF and to use the opportunities it provides to invest heavily in fleet modernisation – improvements to safety, on-board hygiene, energy efficiency and quality of fishery products – as well as in fishing ports, landing sites and aquaculture, in order to generate new market outlets; paying particular attention to the interests of ORs when fisheries agreements are concluded with third countries; continue with specific aid schemes such as special taxation models; improving data collection on stocks and the assessment of the impact of small-scale vessels in the ORs; providing support to aquaculture development projects; that the aid intensity for engine replacement in the ORs should be increased where scientific evidence indicates that climate conditions and climate change have a decisive negative impact on the ORs’ fleets. The Commission is invited to look into the possibility of establishing an instrument specifically dedicated to supporting fisheries in the ORs, along the lines of the POSEI scheme for agriculture in the ORs.
  • date: 2017-04-26T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20170426&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2017-04-27T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=29357&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2017-04-27T00:00:00 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-2017-0195 title: T8-0195/2017 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 428 votes to 64, with 118 abstentions, a resolution on the management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions (ORs). As a reminder, the outermost regions include nine EU regions, which are part of France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin), Portugal (Madeira and Azores) and Spain (Canary Islands). Specificities of the ORs : Members considered that the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), designed to tackle the problems and challenges of continental Europe, can only provide a limited response to the specific characteristics of fisheries in the ORs. They called, therefore, for the development of a strategy for each regional sea basin tailored to the specific situation of each of the outermost regions. Stressing the presence in the ORs of a wide variety of small communities that are highly dependent on traditional, coastal and small-scale fishing , the resolution called for the need to: involve local fisheries in achieving food security for local communities; protect marine biological resources around the ORs: only fishing vessels registered in OR ports should be allowed to fish in OR waters; strengthen support for relevant scientific research projects given that the OR seabed is a veritable living laboratory of biodiversity; maintain the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in accordance with the precautionary principle and taking into account socio-economic realities. Members observed the difficulty, or even impossibility, for certain fishermen in the ORs to access credit and/or insurance for their vessels, causing safety problems and economic constraints for these fishermen. Making better use of possibilities provided under Article 349 of the Treaty and the CFP : Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union comprises the specific features of ORs. These include remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, and economic dependence on a few products. Members called for the full application of Article 349 TFEU in the European Union's policies, regulations, funds and programmes relating to fisheries, particularly in the EMFF, in order to respond to the specific difficulties encountered by the ORs. Parliament recommended, inter alia : setting up a separate Advisory Council for the ORs; better use of the possibilities provided for in the EMFF to support this kind of local development in the ORs; establishing fisheries local action groups (FLAGs), which are recognised to be an important channel for support and for opportunities to diversify fishing activities; stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undertaken in the EEZ of certain ORs; speeding up the implementation of the EMFF and to use the opportunities it provides to invest heavily in fleet modernisation – improvements to safety, on-board hygiene, energy efficiency and quality of fishery products – as well as in fishing ports, landing sites and aquaculture, in order to generate new market outlets; paying particular attention to the interests of ORs when fisheries agreements are concluded with third countries; continue with specific aid schemes such as special taxation models; improving data collection on stocks and the assessment of the impact of small-scale vessels in the ORs; allowing the funding (at EU or national level) of the ORs’ artisanal and traditional fishing vessels with a view to developing economic opportunities for all players in the blue economy; that the aid intensity for engine replacement in the ORs should be increased where scientific evidence indicates that climate conditions and climate change have a decisive negative impact on the ORs’ fleets; creating better incentives under a future EMFF to encourage young people to work in the maritime economy. The Commission is invited to look into the possibility of establishing an instrument specifically dedicated to supporting fisheries in the ORs, along the lines of the POSEI scheme for agriculture in the ORs.
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  • The Committee on Fisheries adopted an own-initiative report by Ulrike RODUST (S&D, DE) on the management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions (ORs).

    As a reminder, the outermost regions include nine EU regions, which are part of France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin), Portugal (Madeira and Azores) and Spain (Canary Islands).

    Specificities of the ORs: Members considered that the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), designed to tackle the problems and challenges of continental Europe, can only provide a limited response to the specific characteristics of fisheries in the ORs. They called, therefore, for the development of a strategy for each regional sea basin tailored to the specific situation of each of the outermost regions.

    Stressing the presence in the ORs of a wide variety of small communities that are highly dependent on traditional, coastal and small-scale fishing, the report called for the need to:

    • involve local fisheries in achieving food security for local communities;
    • protect marine biological resources around the ORs;
    • strengthen support for relevant scientific research projects given that the OR seabed is a veritable living laboratory of biodiversity;
    • maintain the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in accordance with the precautionary principle and taking into account socio-economic realities.

    Members observed the difficulty, or even impossibility, for certain fishermen in the ORs to access credit and/or insurance for their vessels, causing safety problems and economic constraints for these fishermen.

    Making better use of possibilities provided under Article 349 of the Treaty and the CFP: Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union comprises the specific features of ORs. These include remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate, and economic dependence on a few products.

    Members called for the full application of Article 349 TFEU in the European Union's policies, regulations, funds and programmes relating to fisheries, particularly in the EMFF, in order to respond to the specific difficulties encountered by the ORs.

    The report recommended, inter alia:

    • setting up a separate Advisory Council for the ORs;
    • better use of the possibilities provided for in the EMFF to support this kind of local development in the ORs;
    • establishing fisheries local action groups (FLAGs), which are recognised to be an important channel for support and for opportunities to diversify fishing activities;
    • stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undertaken in the EEZ of certain ORs;
    • speeding up the implementation of the EMFF and to use the opportunities it provides to invest heavily in fleet modernisation – improvements to safety, on-board hygiene, energy efficiency and quality of fishery products – as well as in fishing ports, landing sites and aquaculture, in order to generate new market outlets;
    • paying particular attention to the interests of ORs when fisheries agreements are concluded with third countries;
    • continue with specific aid schemes such as special taxation models;
    • improving data collection on stocks and the assessment of the impact of small-scale vessels in the ORs;
    • providing support to aquaculture development projects;
    • that the aid intensity for engine replacement in the ORs should be increased where scientific evidence indicates that climate conditions and climate change have a decisive negative impact on the ORs’ fleets.

    The Commission is invited to look into the possibility of establishing an instrument specifically dedicated to supporting fisheries in the ORs, along the lines of the POSEI scheme for agriculture in the ORs.

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