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Market organisation

The Common Organisation of the Markets, the EU policy for managing the market in fishery and aquaculture products, is one of the pillars of the Common Fisheries Policy.

The Common Organisation of the Markets strengthens the role of the actors on the ground: producers are responsible for ensuring the sustainable exploitation of natural resources and equipped with instrument to better market their products. Consumers receive more and better information on the products sold on the EU market, which, regardless of their origin, must comply with the same rules. Thanks to dedicated tools, it is now possible to have a better understanding of how the EU market functions.

Today, the Common Organisation of the Markets has come a long way from its beginnings and is a flexible instrument that ensures the environmental sustainability and economic viability of the market for fishery and aquaculture products. The five main areas covered by the scheme are:

Organisation of the Sector Producer organisations are the key players in the sector. Through their production and marketing plans, they deliver the EU Common Fishery policy.

Marketing standards Common marketing standards lay down uniform characteristics for fishery products sold in the EU, whatever their origin. They are applied in accordance with conservation measures and help to ensure a transparent internal market that supplies high-quality products.

Consumer information Rules on the consumer information establish what information must be provided to the consumer or mass caterer who buys fishery and aquaculture products. They allow consumers to make informed purchasing choices.

Competition rules The Common Organisation of the Markets is subject to competition rules. Given the specificities of this scheme, exceptions to the application of these rules exist to ensure the functioning of the policy and the achievement of EU objectives.

Market intelligence The Commission has set up the European Market Observatory for Fishery and Aquaculture Products to contribute to market transparency and efficiency.


            
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How to apply Regulation (EU) 1379/2013 on the Common Organisation of the Markets of Fishery and Aquaculture Products (CMO)

Official documents

Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1184/2006 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1418/2013 of 17 December 2013 concerning production and marketing plans pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1419/2013 of 17 December 2013 concerning the recognition of producer organisations and inter-branch organisations, the extension of the rules of producer organisations and inter-branch organisations and the publication of trigger prices as provided for by Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1420/2013 of 17 December 2013 repealing Regulations (EC) No 347/96, (EC) No 1924/2000, (EC) No 1925/2000, (EC) No 2508/2000, (EC) No 2509/2000, (EC) No 2813/2000, (EC) No 2814/2000, (EC) No 150/2001, (EC) No 939/2001, (EC) No 1813/2001, (EC) No 2065/2001, (EC) No 2183/2001, (EC) No 2318/2001, (EC) No 2493/2001, (EC) No 2306/2002, (EC) No 802/2006, (EC) No 2003/2006, (EC) No 696/2008 and (EC) No 248/2009 following the adoption of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products

COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 3 March 2014 on the establishment and implementation of the Production and Marketing Plans pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products