Wednesday 22 March (09.00–18.30)
Thursday 23 March (09.00-12.30)
in Brussels - Room: ASP 1G2 (Altiero Spinelli building)
VOTES (Wednesday, starting at 09.30)
The management of the fishing fleets in the Outermost Regions, vote on the non-legislative report, rapporteur Ulrike RODUST (S&D, DE)
Vote on an opinion on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union
Brexit: Exchange of views on Brexit and its consequences on fisheries (Wednesday at 11.30)
Debate with Karmenu Wella: Exchange of views with the Commissioner for Maritime affairs and fisheries on the annual structured dialogue (Thursday at 09.00)
Mauritania: Exchange of views with Inés Ayala Sender, Chair of the mission from the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries, fishing sector (Wednesday after 17.30)
HEARING (Wednesday, 15.00-17.00)
Management of fishing activities in Natura 2000 areas
The hearing aims to focus on the impact and effects of the planned measures. During the preparation and development of the Natura 2000 management plans it became obvious that fishing activities in these areas will be restricted. The measures could restrict so far applied rights of the fishing sector to operate draught in certain areas.
Nevertheless, it is not yet clear to which extent the fishing sector, especially small scale and artisanal fisheries will be affected. Such an extensive intervention in existing "status quo", by which a lot of European fishermen and the whole fishing sector might be affected, should only be implemented after a comprehensive investigation.