Tuesday 24 April (09.00–18.30) in Brussels - Room: ASP 1G2 (Altiero Spinelli)


Fisheries MEPs will rubberstamp the informal agreement reached on the “Convention Area of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO): management, conservation and control measures”.

The regulation is laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO). 

The aim is to transpose the 15 Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs) adopted by the SPRFMO to date, covering a range of matters from IUU fishing to measures to reduce seabird mortality and exploratory fishing.

Text of the agreement on the SPRFMO regulation (point 5) 

Rapporteur: Engström Linnéa (Greens/EFA, SV)

Value chain in the fishing sector

Fisheries MEPs will vote on the non-legislative report on the “Optimisation of the value chain in the EU fishing sector”

The report includes proposals on what could be improved in order for processors and local fishermen to retain most of the value generated. An optimisation of these processes can help get the most from the product and revitalise the economy of local fishing communities.

Rapporteur: Clara Eugenia AGUILERA GARCÍA (S&D, ES)

Conformity of imported fisheries products

Fisheries MEPs will vote on the non-legislative report on the “Implementation of control measures for establishing the conformity of fisheries products with access criteria to the EU market”. 

Rapporteur: Engström Linnéa (Greens/EFA, SV)

Snow crab fishing (point 9)

Fisheries MEPs will vote on a motion for a resolution asking the Commission to immediately proceed with resolute negotiations to obtain a fair solution allowing EU vessels holding a valid EU licences to fish snow crabs in Svalbard. They will call on member states who are signatory to the Paris agreement to consider to take further steps, such as legal actions, against Norway to safeguard the rights of the EU fishing fleet.


Delegation to Mauritania (after 16.30)

Fisheries MEPs will discuss the outcome of the Committee delegation to Mauritania from 2-6 April 2018. 

The four-members delegation headed by the Committee’s first Vice-ChairLinnéa ENGSTRÖM (Greens/EFA, SV) with Francisco José MILLÁN MON (EPP, ES), Richard CORBETT (S&D, UK) and Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA (ALDE, ES) held a number of high-level meetings with government ministers, parliamentarians and representatives of the Mauritanian authorities who welcomed the EP delegation and presented the progress made in the implementation of the Fisheries Agreement - the most important bilateral fisheries agreement for the EU 

Press release on the outcome of the PECH delegation to Mauritania


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