About this consultation

Consultation period
30 May 2016 - 30 September 2016
Maritime affairs and fisheries

Responses to this consultation

Contributions: consultation - multiannual plan - western mediterranean sea - DG MARE

Number of contributions received: 24

  • three contributions are classified as "confidential", following respondents' choice.

"Anonymous": the participant to the consultation agreed on publishing his/her reply without his/her name

"Confidential": the participant to the consultation did not agree on publishing his/her reply on the Commission website; the contribution will be used for statistical and analytical purposes only/internally by the Commission.

Target group

All citizens, companies, organisations and public authorities were welcome to contribute to this consultation.
Contributions were particularly sought from fishermen, fishermen's organisations/associations, consumers' organisations/associations, public authorities (national and regional), environmental NGOs, as well as researchers and scientists.

Objective of the consultation

The current initiative was intended to contribute to delivering directly on the achievement of the common fisheries policy, in particular the long-term sustainability of the stocks and the implementation of an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management, through the achievement of the following specific objectives

  • to achieve that fish stocks concerned can produce maximum sustainable yields (MSY) by 2020 at the latest
  • to ensure high and sustainable yields for the industry, while taking in to account mixed fisheries interactions and the landing obligation
  • to ensure that the relevant stocks are maintained within safe biological limits, and that stocks outside of biological limits are brought within those limits as rapidly as possible
  • to minimise unwanted catches in order to facilitate the implementation of landing obligations introduced in the reformed CFP
  • to establish the framework necessary for the implementation of regionalisation in the long-term management of the relevant stocks

Related links

Common fisheries regulation (EU) No 1380/2013

Reference documents

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