Monday 27 February (15.00–18.30) and Tuesday 28 February (09.00-12.30) in Brussels - Room: ASP 1G2 (Altiero Spinelli building) 


VOTES (Tuesday, starting at 10.00)

Characteristics for fishing vessels (recast), vote on the text agreed during the informal interinstitutional negotiations, rapporteur Werner KUHN (EPP, DE)

Sustainable management of external fishing fleets, vote on the opening of interinstitutional negotiations, rapporteur Linnéa Engström (Greens/EFA, SV)

Vote on an opinion on the 2015 discharge: European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA)



Exchange of views on the fishing of swordfish in the Mediterranean (Monday at 17.00)

Report on the mission by the Committee on Fisheries in Vigo from 20 to 22 February 2017 (Monday after 18.00)

Exchange of views following the Court of Justice judgment on the agreement between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco (Tuesday after 11.30)


HEARING (Monday, 15.00-17.00)

Information on the state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the CFP

The European Parliament’s committee on fisheries will hold a hearing on ‘The state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)’ on 27 February 2017.

The purpose of this hearing is to better understand the difficulties to reach and maintain healthy fish populations' biomass levels, which is one of the central objectives of the new CFP. Representatives from science, NGOs and fishermen are invited to explain their views on this issue.


Next meeting: 22-23 March 2017


The agenda will be available here

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