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Today the European Parliament gave support to a legislative proposal that paves the way for effective and consistent implementation of the landing obligation under the new Common Fisheries Policy. With the vote, the Parliament has endorsed the political agreement reached earlier, in negotiations between the Parliament and the Council on the Commission proposal for a so-called Omnibus Regulation.

European Seafood Exposition

Brussels, Belgium, 23-25 April 2013

The European Commission will be present at the European Seafood Exposition to be held in Brussels on 23, 24 and 25 April 2013.

The European Commission will have its own stand for the 19th consecutive year (Hall 7, Stand No 1411), where members of the public and the press will have the opportunity to meet Commission experts and discuss a wide range of issues concerning fisheries and maritime affairs.

24 April at 13:30, the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ms Maria Damanaki will inaugurate the new European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture products (EUMOFA). This new on-line multilingual database will bring market intelligence and transparency, by providing real time and comprehensive data on price, value and volume of production across the European Union.

23 April at 14:30, room 1124 (Hall 11), presentation of Fisheries partnership agreements.

Based on the CFP reform principles, a new generation of Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPA) is being put in place with a number of third countries to provide access to the EU fleet in non-EU fishing grounds and to promote good governance in third countries' waters. These new FPAs are based inter alia on improved scientific knowledge, greater transparency, and more balanced contributions between the EU and shipowners.

25 April at 11:00, room 1124 (Hall 11), conference “What's new in DG Health and Consumers, developments and plans”.

An overview on the latest initiatives taken by Directorate-General Health and Consumers in the domain of hygiene of bivalve molluscs and fishery products, listing of third countries, the on-going and the future audits. Possible reservation at the European Commission stand.

Meet European Commission experts and discuss the following issues:

The European Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) and the FARNET (European Fisheries Areas Network) Support Unit will also be present at the European Commission stand and at your disposal for your questions.