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2018/0069(COD) Fishing in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Agreement area: transposition of GFCM decisions

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH ENGSTRÖM Linnéa (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE) MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR Cláudia (icon: PPE PPE), AGUILERA Clara (icon: S&D S&D), SERNAGIOTTO Remo (icon: ECR ECR), NICOLAI Norica (icon: ALDE ALDE), FERREIRA João (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), D'AMATO Rosa (icon: EFDD EFDD)
Committee Opinion ENVI
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 043-p2

Events

2019/07/25
   Final act published in Official Journal
2019/06/05
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2019/06/05
   CSL - Final act signed
2019/06/05
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/05/22
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2019/03/26
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 588 votes to 28, with 43 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement Area.

The proposal aims to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose into EU law a number of measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its annual meetings in 2015, 2016 and 2017. These measures concern European hake and deepwater pink shrimp in the Strait of Sicily, turbot in the Black Sea, pink bream in the Alboran Sea and red coral. The proposal also establishes a restricted fishing area in the Adriatic (Jabuka Basin/Pomo area).

The position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure has amended the Commission's proposal. These amendments aim in particular to:

- provide that the regulations apply to all commercial fishing and aquaculture activities, as well as recreational fishing activities where the regulations expressly provide for it;

- introduce a Section Ia "Fisheries restricted areas to protect essential fish habitats and vulnerable marine ecosystems";

- specify that authorised fishing vessels shall not be authorised to fish for more than two fishing days per week and that authorised fishing vessels using twin otter trawls shall not be authorised to fish for more than one fishing day per week in certain demarcated areas of the Jabuka/Pomo pit area;

- prohibit fishing each year, from 1 July to 31 September, with bottom trawls between the coast and 200-metre deep isobaths in the geographical sub-region 14 (Gulf of Gabes) referred to in Annex I;

- specify that specimens of spiny dogfish in the Black Sea smaller than 90 cm may not be retained on board, transhipped, landed, stored, sold, displayed or offered for sale;

- prohibit the landing or transhipment from fishing vessels of any quantity of European hake and deepwater pink shrimp caught in the Strait of Sicily at any place other than the ports of landing designated by the Member States.

Documents
2019/02/19
   EP - Approval in committee of the text agreed at 1st reading interinstitutional negotiations
2019/02/06
   CSL - Coreper letter confirming interinstitutional agreement
2018/11/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Linnéa ENGSTRÖM (Greens/EFA, SE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement area.

The proposal aims to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose in Union law a number of measures adopted by the GFCM at its annual sessions of 2015, 2016 and 2017. These measures concern the European hake and the deep-water rose shrimp in the Strait of Sicily the turbot in the Black Sea, the blackspot seabream in the Alboran Sea and red coral in the Mediterranean Sea. The proposal also establishes a fishing restricted area in the Adriatic (Jabuka/PomoPit area).

The committee recommended that the European Parliament's position adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should amend the Commission's proposal. The proposed amendments are intended to:

extend the scope of the amended Regulation to recreational fishing activities where the Regulation expressly so provides; clarify that unauthorised fishing vessels would only be allowed to transit through a restricted area if they follow a direct course at a constant speed of not less than 7 knots and with VMS and/or AIS active on board, and if they do not carry out fishing activities of any kind; require each Member State to establish a closure period of at least two months during the spawning season of turbot, from April to June every year; establish in the Mediterranean Sea a system of individual daily and/or annual catch limits for red coral in the Mediterranean; prohibit the landing or transhipment from fishing vessels any quantity of European hake and deep-water rose shrimp fished in the Strait of Sicily at any place other than landing ports designated by the Member States; specify that all vessels over 12 metres in length must be equipped with a satellite-based vessel monitoring system (VMS) or any other geo-localisation system allowing control authorities to track their activities in order to be granted a fishing authorisation; provide that national plans and all their elements must be communicated to fishing associations and made publicly accessible to all fishermen.

Documents
2018/11/21
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/11/21
   EP - Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee
2018/10/02
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2018/09/05
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/04/25
   EP - ENGSTRÖM Linnéa (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2018/04/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2018/03/22
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to transpose relevant GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) measures into Union law.

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: the Agreement establishing the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM Agreement) provides an appropriate framework for multilateral cooperation to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilisation of living marine resources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea at levels which are considered sustainable and at low risk of collapse.

The European Union, as well as Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Slovenia are contracting parties to the GFCM Agreement.

Recommendations adopted by the GFCM are binding on its contracting parties. As the Union is a contracting party to the GFCM Agreement, those recommendations are binding on the Union and should therefore be implemented in Union law unless their content is already covered thereby. The transposition of the relevant GFCM provisions is necessary to ensure that the latter will receive uniform and effective application throughout the European Union.

CONTENT: the European Commission proposes to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose in Union law a number of measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its annual sessions of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The proposal is consistent with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It covers conservation measures, management measures, monitoring, control and surveillance measures and measures to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

These measures concern the European hake and the deep-water rose shrimp in the Strait of Sicily the turbot in the Black Sea, the blackspot seabream in the Alboran Sea and the red coral. The proposal also establishes a fishing restricted area in Adriatic (Jabuka/PomoPit area). These measures go beyond the existing EU regulation.

Documents

Votes

A8-0381/2018 - Linnéa Engström - Am 20 26/03/2019 12:53:35.000

2019/03/26 Outcome: +: 588, 0: 43, -: 28
DE FR ES PL IT GB RO BE NL PT BG CZ SE HU FI DK SK AT EL HR LV IE LT SI LU EE MT CY
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66
47
48
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61
22
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19
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14
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13
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11
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8
8
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8
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A8-0381/2018 - Linnéa Engström - Am 20

2019/03/26 Outcome: +: 588, 0: 43, -: 28
DE FR ES PL IT GB RO BE NL PT BG CZ SE HU FI DK SK AT EL HR LV IE LT SI LU EE MT CY
Total
89
66
47
48
67
61
22
21
25
19
17
19
18
14
13
13
13
16
11
9
8
8
8
8
6
6
6
1
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197

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3

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3

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1
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158

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3

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3

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2

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1

Ireland S&D

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1

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1

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AmendmentsDossier
12 2018/0069(COD)
2018/10/02 PECH 12 amendments...
source: 626.717

History

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  • date: 2019-02-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/pech/lcag/2019/02-06/PECH_LA(2019)001518_EN.pdf title: GEDA/A/(2019)001518 type: Coreper letter confirming interinstitutional agreement body: CSL
  • date: 2019-06-05T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=[%n4]%2F19&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 00021/2019/LEX type: Draft final act body: CSL
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  • date: 2018-03-22T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2018/0143/COM_COM(2018)0143_EN.pdf title: COM(2018)0143 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2018&nu_doc=0143 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to transpose relevant GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) measures into Union law. 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: the Agreement establishing the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM Agreement) provides an appropriate framework for multilateral cooperation to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilisation of living marine resources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea at levels which are considered sustainable and at low risk of collapse. The European Union, as well as Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Slovenia are contracting parties to the GFCM Agreement. Recommendations adopted by the GFCM are binding on its contracting parties. As the Union is a contracting party to the GFCM Agreement, those recommendations are binding on the Union and should therefore be implemented in Union law unless their content is already covered thereby. The transposition of the relevant GFCM provisions is necessary to ensure that the latter will receive uniform and effective application throughout the European Union. CONTENT: the European Commission proposes to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose in Union law a number of measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its annual sessions of 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposal is consistent with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It covers conservation measures, management measures, monitoring, control and surveillance measures and measures to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. These measures concern the European hake and the deep-water rose shrimp in the Strait of Sicily the turbot in the Black Sea, the blackspot seabream in the Alboran Sea and the red coral. The proposal also establishes a fishing restricted area in Adriatic (Jabuka/PomoPit area). These measures go beyond the existing EU regulation.
  • date: 2018-04-16T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-11-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-11-21T00:00:00 type: Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee body: EP
  • date: 2018-11-23T00:00:00 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=A8-2018-0381&language=EN title: A8-0381/2018 summary: The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report by Linnéa ENGSTRÖM (Greens/EFA, SE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement area. The proposal aims to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose in Union law a number of measures adopted by the GFCM at its annual sessions of 2015, 2016 and 2017. These measures concern the European hake and the deep-water rose shrimp in the Strait of Sicily the turbot in the Black Sea, the blackspot seabream in the Alboran Sea and red coral in the Mediterranean Sea. The proposal also establishes a fishing restricted area in the Adriatic (Jabuka/PomoPit area). The committee recommended that the European Parliament's position adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should amend the Commission's proposal. The proposed amendments are intended to: extend the scope of the amended Regulation to recreational fishing activities where the Regulation expressly so provides; clarify that unauthorised fishing vessels would only be allowed to transit through a restricted area if they follow a direct course at a constant speed of not less than 7 knots and with VMS and/or AIS active on board, and if they do not carry out fishing activities of any kind; require each Member State to establish a closure period of at least two months during the spawning season of turbot, from April to June every year; establish in the Mediterranean Sea a system of individual daily and/or annual catch limits for red coral in the Mediterranean; prohibit the landing or transhipment from fishing vessels any quantity of European hake and deep-water rose shrimp fished in the Strait of Sicily at any place other than landing ports designated by the Member States; specify that all vessels over 12 metres in length must be equipped with a satellite-based vessel monitoring system (VMS) or any other geo-localisation system allowing control authorities to track their activities in order to be granted a fishing authorisation; provide that national plans and all their elements must be communicated to fishing associations and made publicly accessible to all fishermen.
  • date: 2019-02-19T00:00:00 type: Approval in committee of the text agreed at 1st reading interinstitutional negotiations body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/pech/inag/2019/02-06/PECH_AG(2019)634611_EN.pdf title: PE634.611 url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/pech/lcag/2019/02-06/PECH_LA(2019)001518_EN.pdf title: GEDA/A/(2019)001518
  • date: 2019-03-26T00:00:00 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-2019-0234 title: T8-0234/2019 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 588 votes to 28, with 43 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement Area. The proposal aims to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose into EU law a number of measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its annual meetings in 2015, 2016 and 2017. These measures concern European hake and deepwater pink shrimp in the Strait of Sicily, turbot in the Black Sea, pink bream in the Alboran Sea and red coral. The proposal also establishes a restricted fishing area in the Adriatic (Jabuka Basin/Pomo area). The position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure has amended the Commission's proposal. These amendments aim in particular to: - provide that the regulations apply to all commercial fishing and aquaculture activities, as well as recreational fishing activities where the regulations expressly provide for it; - introduce a Section Ia "Fisheries restricted areas to protect essential fish habitats and vulnerable marine ecosystems"; - specify that authorised fishing vessels shall not be authorised to fish for more than two fishing days per week and that authorised fishing vessels using twin otter trawls shall not be authorised to fish for more than one fishing day per week in certain demarcated areas of the Jabuka/Pomo pit area; - prohibit fishing each year, from 1 July to 31 September, with bottom trawls between the coast and 200-metre deep isobaths in the geographical sub-region 14 (Gulf of Gabes) referred to in Annex I; - specify that specimens of spiny dogfish in the Black Sea smaller than 90 cm may not be retained on board, transhipped, landed, stored, sold, displayed or offered for sale; - prohibit the landing or transhipment from fishing vessels of any quantity of European hake and deepwater pink shrimp caught in the Strait of Sicily at any place other than the ports of landing designated by the Member States.
  • date: 2019-05-22T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2019-06-05T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 2019-06-05T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
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  • 3.15.04 Management of fisheries, fisheries, fishing grounds
  • 3.15.15 Fisheries agreements and cooperation
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3.15.04
Management of fisheries, fisheries, fishing grounds
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Fisheries agreements and cooperation
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  • Amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011
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Fishing in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Agreement area: transposition of GFCM decisions
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Fishing in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Agreement area: transposition of GFCM decisions
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DG
Commissioner
VELLA Karmenu
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  • PURPOSE: to transpose relevant GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) measures into Union law.

    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: the Agreement establishing the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM Agreement) provides an appropriate framework for multilateral cooperation to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilisation of living marine resources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea at levels which are considered sustainable and at low risk of collapse.

    The European Union, as well as Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Slovenia are contracting parties to the GFCM Agreement.

    Recommendations adopted by the GFCM are binding on its contracting parties. As the Union is a contracting party to the GFCM Agreement, those recommendations are binding on the Union and should therefore be implemented in Union law unless their content is already covered thereby. The transposition of the relevant GFCM provisions is necessary to ensure that the latter will receive uniform and effective application throughout the European Union.

    CONTENT: the European Commission proposes to amend Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 in order to transpose in Union law a number of measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) at its annual sessions of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

    The proposal is consistent with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It covers conservation measures, management measures, monitoring, control and surveillance measures and measures to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

    These measures concern the European hake and the deep-water rose shrimp in the Strait of Sicily the turbot in the Black Sea, the blackspot seabream in the Alboran Sea and the red coral. The proposal also establishes a fishing restricted area in Adriatic (Jabuka/PomoPit area). These measures go beyond the existing EU regulation.

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2018-04-16T00:00:00
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Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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2019-03-25T00:00:00
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EP
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Indicative plenary sitting date, 1st reading/single reading
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2018-04-25T00:00:00
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  • group: Verts/ALE name: ENGSTRÖM Linnéa
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  • group: EPP name: MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR Cláudia
  • group: S&D name: AGUILERA GARCÍA Clara Eugenia
  • group: ECR name: SERNAGIOTTO Remo
  • group: ALDE name: NICOLAI Norica
  • group: GUE/NGL name: FERREIRA João
  • group: EFD name: D'AMATO Rosa
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EC
dg
commissioner
VELLA Karmenu
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PECH/8/12617
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  • date: 2018-03-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2018/0143/COM_COM(2018)0143_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52018PC0143:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2018)0143 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission:
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee: ENVI
  • body: EP responsible: True committee_full: Fisheries committee: PECH
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    procedure
    legal_basis
    Treaty on the Functioning of the EU TFEU 043-p2
    Mandatory consultation of other institutions
    European Economic and Social Committee
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    2018/0069(COD)
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    Regulation
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    Mediterranean Sea area
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    Preparatory phase in Parliament
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    Amending Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011
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    Legislation
    title
    Fishing in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Agreement area: transposition of GFCM decisions
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    COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
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