News roundup: French commissioner resists quota proposal

In the news this week: French commissioner resists quota proposal. Saharawi fishermen deny benefits. Luxembourg group invests in Spain’s Pescanova.

EU internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier, a former French agriculture minister, is objecting to “central parts” of a proposal to create a system for fishermen to trade quotas at the national level, news agency AFP reported .[7 July]
Read more: French commissioner resists EU fish quota shake-up
La réforme de la Pêche se heurte aux réserves du commissaire Michel Barnier

Three fishermen associations registered in Dakhla, Western Sahara, say they’ve not seen any benefits stemming from investments and projects at the local harbour. Their statement comes only a few days after the EU Member States’ approval of the one-year extension of the EU Morocco fisheries agreement – claiming the investments under the agreement are beneficial to the local population, reports .[7 July]
Read more: Dakhla fishermen deny benefits

Luxempart investment group, a Luxembourg company, became the third largest share holder of Spanish fisheries giant Pescanova as they bought 5.1% of the company’s stake from Pescanova’s president, reports MercoPress. Who said landlocked countries do not have a stake in fisheries? [6 July]
Read more: Luxembourg group becomes third largest share holder of Spain’s Pescanova

The Community Fisheries Control Agency has announced the appointment of Mr Pascal Savouret as new Executive Director of the agency. [8 July]

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