An ordinary meeting of the Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament will take place in Brussels on the 19-20 December 2011.
On the agenda
Exchange of views: Market organization for the CFP
Discussion on the part of the CFP reform that concerns market structure, imports, subsidies and the like. Rapporteur is Struan Stevenson (UK, ECR).
Exchange of views: External dimension of the CFP
The discussion will introduce the scope of the report (fisheries agreements, regionalmanagement bodies, international trade, joint venture, private agreements, etc).
Workshop: Regime shifts in marine ecosystems
On 20 December (9.00-11.00), an interesting PECH workshop will be dedicated to the subject of “Regime shifts in marine ecosystems”. Marine scientists from Europe and Canada will present their studies on ecosystem shifts that happened in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, and debate possible management responses to such events. One session will look specifically at causal links between overfishing and the recurrence of algal blooms.
On 19 December, the PECH Committee will discuss a draft report by Carl HAGLUND (ALDE, FI) on the new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Guinea-Bissau. If adopted, the current FPA, worth 7.5 m€ per year, with 40% earmarked for the development of the local fisheries sector, would be extended for one year, until June 2012.