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After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.

Seminar: Supply to the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products

Madrid, 15 April 2010

The European Commission hold a seminar on Supply to the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products at the Ministry for the Environment, Rural and Marine Environments in Madrid, Spain, on 15 April 2010. The event was organised in cooperation with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

The seminar focused on the situation, trends and prospects of the supplies to the EU market, the conditions of access to the EU market and the assessment of the competitiveness of the EU sector in view of the increasing dependence on imports. The following topics were also discussed: Is innovation the way forward? Do the current EFF aids meet the needs of the sector? What kind of aids for the future?

Agenda and presentations

9:30

Opening of Seminar by the Commission and the Spanish Presidency of the EU

9:45-11:00

Supply of Fishery and Aquaculture Products (FAP) to the EU Market

Situation, trends and prospects of the supply of FAP to the EU market

 PresentationMr. Audum LEM – GLOBEFISH, FAO, Rome, Italy pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
 

Debate

Moderator : Mr. Bernardo Basurco, Fishery and aquaculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ – CIHEAM), Zaragoza, Spain.

The debate will focus on the different supply sources and the EU supply as well as the specific needs of the different segments of the EU market and the substitution of species.

11:15- 12:30Access of FAP to the EU Market
 

Tariff and non tariff aspects (health, environmental, etc.), autonomous measures for supply of the processing industry, bilateral and multilateral agreements, commercial negotiations, rules of origin, measures related to the management and/or conservation of fishery resources (RFO, CITES),

 PresentationMr. Bruno Bordeau, consultant for Agriculture and Fisheries, AND International, Paris, France. pdf - 233 KB [233 KB] français (fr)
 Debate

Moderator: Mr. Juan VIETES, Secretary-General of ANFACO, Vigo, SpainThe debate will focus the following questions: Is the current regulatory framework appropriate? Easy to control? Respected? Which improvements could be made? What is the role of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF)?
14:00-15:15Competiveness and Competition rules
 

Assessment of the competitiveness of the EU sector (producers and processors) in view of growing dependence on imports (raw materials and finished products for final consumption). Opportunities to develop new processing activities from imported pre-processed raw material.

 PresentationJordi Guillén, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. pdf - 278 KB [278 KB]
 Debate

Moderator(s): Mr. José Antonio Jiménez, National Association of Processing Industry for Seafood Products (ANIE), Madrid, Spain

How to ensure fair and equal conditions for all operators as regards exporting third countries (sustainability, environmental, social and economic aspects)? Vertical and cross-border integration of the EU sector. Relocation of EU investments in the EU and Third countries (production and processing sectors).

15:15-15:45 Closing session