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Jun 05, 2019 at 12:20

A new report[1] from the UN expert group on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has found that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history with many species facing extinction at accelerating rates. According to the report, the oceans are no exception to this trend caused by changes in sea use, direct exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species. The European fishing industry, while acknowledging the potential risks for the marine environment, stresses that fishing poses no threat for the long-term preservation of marine resources. Proof of that is that thanks to fisheries management and industry-led efforts, fish stocks have been generally increasing in many areas such as the North East Atlantic, currently reaching levels 36% higher than in 2003. This positive trend shows that UN’s extinction warning particularly for fish populations is a bit far-fetched.

EP16 Press Release final - UN report biodiversity

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Apr 17, 2019 at 09:38

This was one of the main results from the European Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) annual report1 on the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), particularly concerning the progress towards achieving sustainable fisheries. The scientific report shows that the stock status has significantly improved in the North-East Atlantic with an overall downward trend in the fishing pressure over the period 2003-2017. As a consequence, fish populations have been generally increasing since 2007, reaching in 2017 levels 36% higher than in 2003. However, further efforts are still needed, particularly in the Mediterranean.

EP14 Press Release - STECF report

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Dec 19, 2018 at 14:42

In the early hours, the Fisheries Council reached an agreement on the catch limits for 2019; just two weeks before the latest and toughest phase of the landing obligation comes into effect. Following a fairly conservationist proposal from the European Commission (EC), which proposed for certain stocks even lower levels of quota than recommended by scientists, Ministers adopted a better-balanced decision that will allow to catch more fish while respecting the sustainability of the stocks in the long term. The positive results yielded, thanks to the sacrifices made by the industry over the past decade, may be however compromised by the quick fixes and patches adopted to try to implement an ill-conceived landing obligation for the complexities of the European waters.

EP83 Fishing Opps 2019 Press Release

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Oct 16, 2018 at 17:46

Last night, after long hours of discussion in Luxembourg, EU Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2018 for the ten stocks in the Baltic Sea. The total allowable catches (TACs) were unanimously agreed in the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels by 2020. For this purpose, Ministers’ decision will allow 7 out of 8 stocks for which complete scientific advice was available to be fished at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels, representing 98% of fish landings in volume. However, in view of the huge progress in the sustainable management of the Baltic Sea, fishermen expected better quota allocations for 2019.

EP60 Press Release - Baltic fishing opportunities

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Sep 17, 2018 at 12:46

Europêche has welcomed the clear message from the scientific community and DG MARE Director General, Mr Aguiar Machado, at Friday's “Scientific Seminar on Fisheries Science” organised by the European Commission. The scientific data presented evidenced in the North East Atlantic a drastic reduction in fishing pressure which is now stabilizing at sustainable levels. As a consequence, overexploited stocks decreased by 43% in the last decade and the proportion of stocks outside safe biological limits dropped by more than half during the same period. Fish populations have been generally increasing, reaching in 2016 biomass levels 39% higher than in 2003. The seminar also reviewed fisheries science challenges such as integrating socio-economic advice, multispecies management transition, climate change consequences and insufficient data processing.

EP53 Press Release on Seminar on the State of stocks

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Apr 30, 2018 at 09:55

Last week, the European Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) published its annual report on the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) concerning the progress on the situation of the fish stocks and exploitation levels. The report concludes that stocks status has significantly improved although the rate of progress has slowed in the last few years. It also reflects an overall downward trend in the fishing pressure over the period 2003-2015 in the North-East Atlantic. As a consequence, the biomass has been generally increasing since 2006, and was in 2016 on average around 39% higher than in 2003. However, further efforts are still needed, particularly in the Mediterranean.

EP32 Press Release - STECF report

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Feb 21, 2018 at 18:38

President of Europêche, Javier Garat, has voiced the challenges faced by the European fishing sector due to the ambitious and rigid objectives set by the Common Fisheries Policy to achieve Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) levels by 2020, the implementation of the landing obligation and the uncertainty that Brexit is creating. The combination of all these factors, known in the sector as "the perfect storm", have been presented by Garat at the conference "How far has the EU come in ending overfishing?", held today in Brussels and organised by the environmental organization PEW.

EP16 Press release - PEW event

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Dec 08, 2017 at 16:30

Today, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have reached a political agreement on the European Commission proposal establishing a multi-annual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea, the second of its kind. Europêche welcomes the final adoption of this legislative proposal which, in the context of regionalisation, will bring decision-making closer to Member States and fishermen through the adoption of joint recommendations. However, many questions such as the implementation of landing obligation and negotiations with third countries still remain open and unclear.

EP79 Press release North Sea MAP

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Oct 10, 2017 at 16:01

After long hours of discussion, EU Fisheries Ministers have finally agreed fishing opportunities for 2018 for the ten stocks in the Baltic Sea following talks in Luxembourg yesterday. The total allowable catches (TACs) were agreed in the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels by 2020.

EP67 Press Release - Baltic fishing opportunities

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Sep 20, 2017 at 17:22

La industria europea de la pesca, representada por Europêche, expresó su preocupación ante el Parlamento Europeo por la falta casi total de aplicación del Fondo Europeo Marítimo y de Pesca (FEMP) 2014-2020. El fondo de 6.4 millones de euros no ha estado en funcionamiento más de tres años después de su adopción (15 de mayo de 2014) y sólo ahora está empezando a ser utilizado por los Estados miembros. De hecho, si bien el FEMP es esencial para alcanzar los objetivos ambiciosos establecidos en la Política Pesquera Común (PPC), hasta septiembre de 2017 sólo se ha utilizado el 1.4% del fondo. El sector también pidió un fondo de pesquerías específico, flexible y simplificado después de 2020, con una asignación presupuestaria más amplia y mucho menos burocracia, permitiendo su pleno uso desde el principio.

EP62 Press release EMFF

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Sep 20, 2017 at 16:38

La Comisión Europea (CE) ha lanzado su consulta anual sobre la fijación de las posibilidades de pesca para 2018. Como novedad, este año se acompaña de una Comunicación que, además de establecer los principios tradicionales que sustentan la propuesta de las CE para las cuotas pesqueras del Atlántico y del Mar del Norte (TAC) en 2018, ofrece una visión general de los progresos realizados hacia el logro objetivos de la Política Común de Pesca (PPC). Europêche está muy satisfecho con este nuevo enfoque, ya que proporciona a los ciudadanos europeos información objetiva de manera digerible. El sector también acoge con satisfacción las tendencias al alza en muchas poblaciones de peces y niveles de explotación sostenibles en toda Europa como lo revelan los datos científicos más recientes.

EP50 Communication Fishing Opps 2018 Press Release

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Sep 20, 2017 at 15:44

Europêche, órgano representativo de los pescadores y armadores de la UE, tuvo el privilegio de recibir al Sr. Karmenu Vella (Comisario de Medio Ambiente, Asuntos Marítimos y Pesca) y la Dra. Andreina Fenech (Directora General del Ministerio de Desarrollo Sostenible, Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático ) como invitados de honor en la Asamblea General de Europêche celebrada en la sede de Koperattivi Malta. Tanto el Comisario como la Directora General coincidieron en valorar con optimismo la evolución positiva de la pesca europea y escucharon las preocupaciones de la industria con respecto a la evolución actual de las políticas pesqueras, en particular la obligación de desembarques. Todas las partes mostraron un firme compromiso de revertir la situación en el Mediterráneo mediante la adhesión a los ambiciosos objetivos establecidos en la Declaración MedFish4Ever de Malta.

Sep 20, 2017 at 15:38

Un informe reciente publicado por Corporate Europe Observatory y Seas at Risk critica a los representantes de la industria pesquera por haber accedido a la sala de prensa del Consejo de la UE durante las negociaciones del año pasado sobre las posibilidades de pesca (TAC y cuotas) y acusa a los Ministros de Pesca de haber adoptado el nivel de los TAC por encima del asesoramiento científico debido a la influencia del lobby de pesca.

CEO Fishing for influence

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Sep 19, 2017 at 18:09

En las primeras horas, tras negociaciones intensivas de dos días, el Consejo de Pesca ha alcanzado un acuerdo sobre las posibilidades de pesca para 2017 sobre la base del objetivo de alcanzar los rendimientos máximos sostenibles hasta 2017, cuando sea posible y, a más tardar en 2020, teniendo en cuenta factores socioeconómicos debidamente justificados.

EP91 Fishing Opps 2017 Press Release

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Sep 19, 2017 at 16:47

Europêche, organismo representativo de los pescadores europeos, ha respondido a las propuestas de la Comisión para 2017 sobre las asignaciones de bacalao del Báltico, que muestran una caída colosal con respecto a las cifras del año pasado. La cuota propuesta para el bacalao del Báltico Occidental asciende a 1588 toneladas, un 88% menos que las cifras de 2016 y una reducción de casi el 40% para el stock oriental.

EP74 Press Release - Baltic Western Cod final

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Sep 19, 2017 at 15:50

L'industrie européenne de la pêche représentée par Europêche a exprimé ses inquiétudes au Parlement européen (PE) face à l'absence presque totale de mise en œuvre du Fonds européen pour les affaires maritimes et la pêche (FEAMP) 2014-2020. Le fond de 6,4 milliards d'euros n'a pas fonctionné depuis plus de trois ans après son adoption (15 mai 2014) et ce n'est que maintenant qu'il commence à être utilisé par les États membres. En fait, bien que le FEAMP soit essentiel pour atteindre les objectifs ambitieux énoncés dans la politique commune de la pêche (PCP), jusqu'au septembre 2017, seulement 1,4% du fonds a été utilisé. Le secteur a également appelé à un fonds de pêche spécifique, flexible et simplifié après 2020, avec une allocation budgétaire plus importante et beaucoup moins de bureaucratie, permettant son utilisation intégrale dès le début.

EP62 Press release EMFF

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Sep 19, 2017 at 15:08

La Commission européenne (CE) a lancé sa consultation annuelle sur la mise en place de possibilités de pêche pour 2018. En tant que nouveauté, cette année, elle est accompagnée d'une communication qui, en plus des principes traditionnels qui sous-tendent la proposition de la CE pour les poissons de la mer de l'Atlantique et de la mer du Nord quotas (TAC) en 2018, il donne un aperçu des progrès réalisés dans la réalisation des objectifs de la politique commune de la pêche (PCP). Europêche est très satisfait de cette nouvelle approche puisqu'elle fournit aux citoyens européens des informations objectives de manière digeste. Le secteur se félicite également des tendances à la hausse de nombreux stocks de poissons et des niveaux d'exploitation durable en Europe, révélés par les dernières données scientifiques.

EP50 Communication Fishing Opps 2018 Press Release

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Sep 19, 2017 at 12:25

Europêche, l'organisme représentatif des pêcheurs et des propriétaires de navires de pêche de l'UE, a eu le privilège de recevoir M. Karmenu Vella (Commissaire à l'environnement, aux affaires maritimes et aux pêches) et Dr Andreina Fenech (Directeur général, Ministère du développement durable, de l'environnement et des changements climatiques ) en tant qu'hôtes d'honneur à l'Assemblée générale d'Europêche tenue au siège de Koperattivi Malta. Tant le commissaire que le directeur général ont coïncidé à valoriser de manière optimiste la tendance positive de la pêche européenne et ont écouté les préoccupations de l'industrie concernant les développements actuels sur les politiques de pêche, en particulier l'obligation de débarquement. Toutes les parties ont manifesté un fort engagement à inverser la situation en Méditerranée en adhérant aux objectifs ambitieux fixés dans la Déclaration MedFish4Ever de Malte.

Sep 19, 2017 at 12:08

Un récent rapport publié par Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) et Seas at Risk critique les représentants de l'industrie de la pêche pour avoir accédé à la salle de presse du bâtiment du Conseil de l'UE au cours des négociations de l'année écoulée sur les possibilités de pêche (ou les captures totales admissibles - TAC et quota) et accuse les ministres de pêches à adopter le niveau de TAC au-dessus des avis scientifiques en raison de l'influence du lobby de pêche.

Press release on fishing for influence

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Sep 18, 2017 at 16:55

Dans les premières heures, après deux jours de négociations intensives, le Conseil des pêches a conclu un accord sur les possibilités de pêche pour 2017 en fonction de l'objectif d'atteindre des rendements maximaux durables (RMS) d'ici 2017 si possible et d'ici 2020 au plus tard, alors que en tenant compte des facteurs socio-économiques dûment justifiés.

EP91 Fishing Opps 2017 Press Release

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