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Following the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, the EU and Guinea-Bissau have signed a new three-year fisheries Protocol under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two parties. EU boats, mostly from Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Italy, will now be able to resume fishing in local waters following a two year interruption.
The Commission welcomes that the EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway reached agreement on 21 November on an arrangement on mackerel fisheries for 2015.

Market for fishery and aquaculture products

The Common Organisation of the Markets, the EU policy for managing the market in fishery and aquaculture products, has been a mainstay of the Common Fisheries Policy since 1970.

The EU fisheries policy covers all steps including the marketing of fish. © Lionel Flageul

The Common Organisation of the Markets was set up to stabilise the markets and guarantee a fair income for producers. Over the years, it has steadily evolved from a system involving market intervention to one that focuses more on sustainability. Rules and procedures have also become simpler and governance has improved since organisations in the fishery and aquaculture sector have taken on more responsibility for managing their own activities.

The 2 main areas covered by this scheme are:

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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

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