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EU Ministers have reached agreement on fishing opportunities for 2015 in the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea following lengthy discussion at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on the 15th and 16th December. Karmenu Vella, the EU's Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, presented the Commission's proposals based for the first time on the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels.

Seminar on Right Based Management in the Common Fisheries Policy

Brussels, 25 January 2010

On 25 January 2010 the Commission organised a one-day seminar on Right Based Management (RBM) in the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The seminar was attended by over 100 people from 17 member states, 7 RACs, the industry, NGOs and the EU institutions. Presentations were made by the European Commission, invited fisheries experts, industry representatives, and fisheries managers.

The purpose of the seminar was to progress the debate on RBM in the CFP reform context. Specifically, the aim was to outline the Commission's general approach to the possible use of RBM in a reformed CFP, and to discuss design and implementation issues in the EU using practical case study experiences.

Agenda and presentations

Session 1: Setting the Scene
Chair: Cesar Deben (Director, A)

9.15-9.30Green Paper Consultation on RBM European Commission ( Cesar Deben pdf - 149 KB [149 KB] )
9.30-9.40Overview of EU RBM systems in place– European Commission ( Slawomir Tokarski pdf - 162 KB [162 KB] )
9.40-10.10Role of high quality rights (exclusivity, security, durability and transferability)– Stephen Cunningham pdf - 53 KB [53 KB] (IDDRA, France/UK)

Session 2: RBM in the CFP context
Chair: Cesar Deben (Director, A)

11.00-11.15Fishing rights: individual/collective and transferability– European Commission ( Jean-Claude Cueff pdf - 133 KB [133 KB] )
11.15-12.00Introduction of RBM in Norway and Iceland – European Commission (Jan-Frederik Danielsen pdf - 894 KB [894 KB]  and   Stefan Asmundsson pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] )

Session 3: Designing RBM systems
Chair: Fokion Fotiadis (Director General) 

14.00-14.20Designing a system of Transferability with Safeguards – Mogens Schou pdf - 91 KB [91 KB] (Danish administration)
14.20-14.40What are the minimum design and safeguard requirements? – J. Pichon pdf - 172 KB [172 KB] (ANOP, France) and M. Park pdf - 678 KB [678 KB] (SWPA, UK)
14.40-15.00Designing rights systems in the Mediterranean – Massimo Spagnolo pdf - 152 KB [152 KB] (IREPA, Italy)

Session 4: Implementing RBM systems
Chair: Cesar Deben (Director, A) 

15.50-16.05Introducing RBM in Sweden – Henrik Svenberg pdf - 36 KB [36 KB] (Swedish Fishermen's Federation)
16.05-16.25How could RBM function in a reformed CFP? J. Garat pdf - 142 KB [142 KB] (Cepesca, Spain) and H. Bakker pdf - 48 KB [48 KB] (Berk Accountants, Netherlands) - 10 minutes each
16.25-16.40RBM and issues for employed fishermen – J.M. Trujillo pdf - 17 KB [17 KB] español (es) /F. Smidt pdf - 29 KB [29 KB] (ETF)
16.40-17.00Phasing in the structural quota system for the coastal fleet: the case of Norway – Petter Holm pdf - 215 KB [215 KB] (University of Tromsø, Norway)
17.00-17.50Q&A and MS expressing their views
17.50-18.00Summing up – Cesar Deben