Newsletter: Trawler – April 2019
- Source : europarl.europa.eu
The Chairman of International Trade Committee of the European Parliament Bernd Lange (S&D, Germany) issued the following statement on the new US tariffs.
"This is already the fifth year that the plan for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea has been in force and according to scientific data, a significant increase in cod stocks has been observed. However, in light of the Lisbon Treaty in force there was a need to amend and align the multi-annual plan. The most important changes which were voted today are updating the value of fishing mortality and allowing small-scale fishermen to fish cod during the closed season, particularly during summer months, with no negative effect on pre-spawning and spawning concentrations. This may prove economically important for this fleet segment as prices during the relevant period are high", said Jarosław Wałęsa MEP, Rapporteur on changes to the plan for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea.