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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.

Reform of the common fisheries policy

A new Common Fisheries Policy from 1 January 2014

A new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been agreed by Council and Parliament and is effective from 1 January 2014.

On 13 July 2011, the European Commission presented its proposals for the reform of the EU common fisheries policy and, on 2 December 2011, it proposed a new fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for the period 2014-2020: the European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF).

In 2009, the Commission launched a wide-ranging public debate on the way EU fisheries were managed. Its Green paper on reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP)  outlined the challenges facing Europe's fisheries. The public consultation elicited very interesting responses from EU citizens, organisations and governments. We analysed these and summarised them in a synthesis report on CFP-reform consultation.