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Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Jacob Vestergaard, Fisheries Minister of the Faroe Islands, met in Athens on 29 August. The discussions were held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere and followed Commissioner Damanaki’s visit to the Faroe Islands in December last.
The European Union and Cape Verde have agreed on a new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde. The four-year Protocol will replace the current Protocol which expires on 31 August 2014.

Meeting with Stakeholders on CFP Reform

Brussels, 19-20 January 2010

Agenda and presentations

Tuesday 19 January
10.30 – 13.00

Governance and regionalisation – Introduction by Commission and debate

Focus will be on a number of issues, including:  the EU legal framework and decision-making in the context of the institutional pillars; potential for regionalisation for increased Member State and stakeholder roles at the regional level; further development of the dialogue with RAC's and ACFA; and ways towards increase of industry responsibility

14.30 – 16.00

Access to fisheries – Introduction by Commission and debate pdf - 302 KB [302 KB]

Focus will be on different aspects related to access, in particular fleet overcapacity, rights-based management, and fishing rights

16.45 – 17.45

Differentiated regime for small-scale coastal fisheries – Introduction by Commission and debate pdf - 222 KB [222 KB]

Focus will be on the justification and objectives for a regime regarding the small-scale coastal fisheries, on the criteria for the identification of small-scale and coastal fleets, and on the decision framework. Another important topic deals with the relation between rights-based management and the small-scale coastal fisheries, and the need for specific safeguarding mechanisms
Wednesday 20 January
9.30 – 11.15

Market and Trade – Introduction by Commission and debate pdf - 78 KB [78 KB] français (fr)

Focus will be on supply of the EU market; organisation of the sector (producer and inter-branch organisation); and on differentiation, marketing and promotion of fishing and aquaculture products

14.30 – 16.30

Public funding and subsidies – Introduction by Commission and debate pdf - 106 KB [106 KB]

The future international (WTO) panorama for subsidies and the scope for the future public funding and its consequences for the Community and state-aid framework will be discussed. Central will be the alignment of the public support to the policy objectives and the priorities – and how this will work out in policy choices. Finally the choice for structural versus sector funding and the synergy with other public funding options is to be discussed