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EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella will present the Commission's proposals for fixing fishing opportunities for 2017 for the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea to the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 12-13 December.
The European Commission's yearly proposal for the 2017 fishing opportunities has now been supplemented with additional figures on stocks, where ICES has provided scientific advice after the publication of the Commission's proposal.
The Commission today proposed fishing opportunities for the Black Sea for 2017.

Consultation on the amendment of Council Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels

Public consultation

In 2010, the European Commission launched  a public consultation to get views from stakeholders and the general public on all relevant aspects of fisheries catching sharks, to determine how Council Regulation 1185/2003 should be amended in order to ensure that the finning ban is fully enforced.

The consultation closed on 21 February 2011.

View the consultation document

Consultation document pdf - 64 KB [64 KB]  

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Roadmap pdf - 57 KB [57 KB]

Number of responses received to this consultation

5 015

Results of consultation

REGULATION (EU) No 605/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 June 2013 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels