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30 May 2013 -
30 May 2013
The overall objective of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially.
30 May 2013 -
30 May 2013
Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs has welcomed the agreement on a new, reformed fisheries policy for the EU reached between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.
15 May 2013 -
15 May 2013
Ministers have adopted a revised mandate to facilitate the next stage of negotiations between the Irish Presidency and the European Parliament on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.
24 April 2013 -
24 April 2013
The Fisheries Council met in Luxembourg on 22nd April, where an exchange of views took place on the Common Fisheries Policy's Basic Regulation. Discussions centred on three questions put by the Irish Presidency to Ministers: (1) agreement on the time line to conclude negotiations with EP, with the aim to achieve political agreement by the summer; (2) margins for flexibility on key issues (MSY, discard ban, regionalization, fleet capacity management); (3) how to address the institutional issues related to multi-annual plans.
19 April 2013 -
19 April 2013
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of April 2013 will take place in Luxemburg on 22 April 2013, under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
19 April 2013 -
19 April 2013
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (the strait running between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark).
17 April 2013 -
17 April 2013
Trialogues are under way between the European Parliament (EP), the Irish Presidency on behalf of the Council and the Commission, with a view to reaching agreement on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Four meetings have taken place and four more are scheduled to follow, during April and May.
11 March 2013 -
11 March 2013
EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki and Irish Minister Simon Coveney presented an update of current negotiations on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to the Chairpersons of Agriculture and Fisheries Committees of the National Parliaments of EU countries at a meeting in Dublin.

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