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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.

EU Action Plan for Sharks

Public consultation

In 2008, the European Commission carried out a public consultation to prepare an EU Action Plan on the conservation and management of sharks, inside and outside Community waters.
Before the consultation, the Commission identified nine fields of action that it believed needed to be addressed in the Action Plan. Stakeholders were invited to express their views on these fields of action, and present their opinions as to what further measures would be appropriate to reinforce the policy of the European Community on the conservation and management of sharks. The input received in the consultation process was used as a basis for discussions and in the preparation of the impact assessment of the Action Plan.

The consultation closed on 15 February 2008.

The Action Plan, which was adopted on 5 February 2009, outlines the measures already in place, and describes the additional measures needed to manage sharks in a comprehensive and coherent way. The Action Plan was submitted to the Council and the European Parliament through a Communication explaining the background and the rational for it. The implementation of the Action Plan will entail the modification of a number of existing regulations and, likely, the adoption of new ones.


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