About this consultation

Consultation period
4 June 2018 - 3 September 2018
Maritime affairs and fisheries

Consultation outcome

15 replies were received. 

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Target group

All citizens and the wider stakeholder community are welcome to express their views. We particularly seek contributions from those directly affected, namely:

  • EU Member States administrations dealing with fleet register
  • Fishing vessel owners and fishermen
  • EU marine and maritime stakeholders:  maritime clusters and consultancies
  • Environmental NGOs

Objective of the consultation

The consultation aims to:

  • analyse and integrate the views and experiences of those directly affected by the implementation of the entry-exit scheme
  • gather the views of citizens and the wider stakeholder community.

The consultation focuses on the achievements, but also the shortcomings of the entry-exit scheme, assessing them against a set of standard evaluation criteria. It also includes room for suggestions on how to improve the status quo.

The insights gained will provide valuable input to the review and possible improvement of the entry-exit scheme, while fostering debate and active stakeholder participation.

How to submit your response

The online questionnaire (link below) takes about 20 minutes to complete.

You may also submit documents, such as position papers, together with your answers. Any such documents will be taken into account when analysing the results.

The online questionnaire is available in all official EU languages except Irish.

View the questionnaire

Additional information

Context of the consultation

In accordance with Article 23(3) of Regulation 1380/2013, no later than 30 December 2018, the Commission is required to evaluate the entry-exit scheme in the light of the evolving relationship between fleet capacity and prospected fishing opportunities, and propose, where appropriate, an amendment to that scheme.

According to the entry-exit scheme, Member States have to manage entries into their fleets and exits from their fleets in such a way that the entry into the fleet of a new capacity without public aid is compensated by the prior withdrawal of capacity without public aid of at least the same amount.

The purpose of the evaluation is to analyse the performance of the entry-exit scheme managed by Member States, including in the outermost regions.

In this context, it is important to understand to what extent and how the entry-exit scheme of Member States is effective (including its impact to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP), efficient, relevant, coherent and has EU added value.

Transparency Register

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Protection of personal data

The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Please, note that regardless of the option chosen, your contribution may be subject to a request for access to documents under Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents. In this case, the request will be assessed against the conditions set out in the Regulation and in accordance with applicable data protection rules.