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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.

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