Parliament gives green light for the new fisheries fund (EMFF)

The European Parliament plenary on 16 April approved the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

This vote confirms the political agreement on the EMFF which was reached on 28 January. The legislation was approved with 473 votes to 52, with 40 abstentions.

More information about the new fund can be found in our article from January: Parliament and Council reach political agreement on fisheries fund

Next steps
The Council is expected to formally approve the agreement in the coming weeks, after which it can be published in the EU Official Journal. The EMFF regulation is the last of the three pieces of legislation in the CFP reform package, which is now completed. The other two, (both already in force) are the basic regulation for the CFP reform and the regulation on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.

Links:
Download the legislative text which was adopted
European Parliament press release
Commission press release
See how MEPs voted, on votewatch.eu
Ocean2012 press release
Oceana press release

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