Navigation path

Fisheries

INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

Search
    Free text
Related content
News
The 19th meeting of the IOTC was held in Busan, Korea, from 24 April to 1 May 2015. The IOTC adopted six EU proposals (stand alone or co-sponsored), including improved reporting requirements, a reinsertion of the expired IOTC capacity management framework and a conservation measure on billfish with clear indications of depletion or overfishing (striped marlin, black marlin and blue marlin).
The European Commission welcomes the positive vote of the plenary of European Parliament on the multiannual Baltic Plan, a long-term management plan which establishes targets and conservation reference points for cod, sprat and herring stocks.
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.

Commission welcomes agreement reached on sustainable management of redfish in the Irminger Sea (NE Atlantic)

Press release - 18/03/2011

After more than a decade of ineffective measures to ensure the sustainability of the redfish fisheries in the Irminger Sea (waters between Iceland and Greenland in the NEAFC Convention Area), the Coastal States (Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland) along with the European Union and Norway reached agreement in Reykjavik on 17 March on multi-annual interim conservation and management measures for deep and shallow pelagic redfish in the Irminger Sea. These measures, based on an EU proposal, will be applied with immediate effect.

In accordance with the ICES advice, there will be no fishing on the shallow pelagic redfish at this juncture. In regard to the deep-water redfish stock, it was agreed that the TAC for 2011 should be reduced to 38,000 tonnes. Thereafter, there will be a progressive reduction from the 2011 fishing level, so that by 2014, catch levels would be at 20,000 tonnes in line with scientific advice.

To bring about a more coherent approach, the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) will also establish a long-term management plan for both stocks of redfish in the area, including appropriate harvest control rules.