ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF FISHING ENTERPRISES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Position & Letters 2017

Position & Letters 2016

Position & Letters 2015

Response to PEW

Thank you for your response to our open letter on the divergence between Pew’s March report Turning the Tide and the authoritative scientific view.

Tags: PEW ICES MSY Turning the Tide

Fixes for choke species: a view from the fishing industry

Following work with the North Sea Advisory Council and other bodies, fishing sector representatives considered possible solutions to the so-called ‘choke species’ problem. This paper summarises their conclusions.

Tags: Landing obligation North Sea Advisory Council CFP

Response FROM PEW

I would like to respond to your letter of November 11th in wich you drew attention to the importance of implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) ant to the contents of Turning the Tide.

Tags: CFP ICES STECF PEW Turning the Tide

Open Letter to Commissioner Vella on ATQs

In view of the upcoming discussions to be held tomorrow within the Council of the EU Working Group on ATQs for certain fisheries products for the period 2016 to 2018, we would like to send you some important remarks which are of major concern for the European fishing industry.

Tags: ATQ tuna EU fishing

Open Letter to PEW Charitable Trusts

In March of this year Pew Charitable Trusts published a report Turning the Tide: Ending Overfishing in North Western Europe.

Tags: PEW Turning the Tide CFP ICES

Response to the Public Consultation on International Ocean Governance

Below you can find a sound and science-based response to the public consultation on International Ocean Governance. The European fishing industry believes it would not be wise to have a new overarching body at UN level or another layer of legislation to sustainably govern our oceans.

Tags: un UNCLOS fao

Europêche position against regulating deep sea fishing by depth

A recent report 'A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth1 ' finds that there is a depth beyond which fisheries cannot be expected to operate in an economically and ecologically sustainable way.

Tags: NEAFC VME NAFO 800 m

Letter to the Joint Research Centre on Marine Strategy Framework Directive Descriptors 1&2

On behalf of the Europêche, the representative body for fishermen in the European Union representing around 45,000 vessels, both artisanal and large scale, 80,000 fishermen and counting 13 member organisations from 9 European countries, we would like to inform you about the EU fishing industry concerns regarding the closed-doors workshops that are being organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy on 7-11 September 2015.

Tags: workshop MSFD JRC

Letter to Commissioner Vella

On behalf of all the members of Europêche, I would like to extend my appreciation for your participation in our General Assembly on 14th July. Your open and honest dialogue with our sector representatives was very much welcomed and we are greatly looking forward to a positive future collaboration with you and your services.

Tags: Mediterranean fishing industry Social Dialogue

Letter Mr Fernand Etgen on Deep Sea

On behalf of the Europêche, the representative body for fishermen in the European Union representing around 45,000 vessels, both artisanal and large scale, 80,000 fishermen and counting 13 member organisations from 9 European countries, we would like to inform you about the EU fishing industry concerns regarding the Presidency’s proposal on the deep sea regulation.

Tags: deep sea 800 metres ban

Deep Sea Position Paper 2015

Europêche agrees with the European Commission that the general objective of the proposal must be to ensure the sustainable exploitation of deep-sea stocks while reducing the environmental impact of these fisheries and to improve the information which is the basis for scientific assessments.

Tags: North-East Atlantic deep sea Stock

Europêche position on Tuna FAD Free commercialisation

Europêche, the main representative body speaking for the European fishing industry, would like to bring to your attention the current fraudulent labelling on tuna by certain operators which are making false claims on the way it has been caught. In fact, several tuna products appearing on the EU market are falsely claiming to have been caught without the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs).

Tags: FAD fishing industry EU market

Letter to Vella -Public Consultation on international ocean governance

We are writing to you regarding the recent European Commission public consultation on international ocean governance published on 4th June 2015.

Tags: public consultation ocean governance dg mare

Implementation of the Landings Obligation

Members of EAPO – supported in this by Europêche – are in an exclusive position in relation to the implementation of the landings obligation and are more relevant to this process than many other industry organisations.

Tags: Landings Obligation CFP safety

Invitation to the workshop “Addressing the restricted work mobility of seafarers"

The European social partners in the sea fisheries sector (Europêche, ETF and Cogeca) are delighted to invite you to attend a workshop organised jointly with the European Boating Industry to tackle the restricted work mobility of seafarers in Europe.

Tags: Social Dialogue etf cogeca

Multi-annual plan for the management of North Sea demersal fisheries

We believe it is of utmost importance that a multiannual plan for the North Sea demersal fisheries is adopted before 1 January 2019, when the landing obligation will be extended to all quota species. The current management system will be unworkable after this date.

Tags: North Sea demersal fisheries ICES

Europeans call on governments to do more to support the fishing industry

Europeans believe the fishing industry has a vital role to play in feeding a growing world population but have accused Governments of failing to do enough to support the sector, according to a survey of consumers spanning the continent.

Tags: Research feeding Growing World Population

Who Really Turned The Tide?

“The Pew Foundation has recently unveiled its report Turning the tide: Ending overfishing in Northwestern Europe which claims that the changes to end overfishing adopted at the last reform of the Common Fisheries Policy are being threatened by high quota allocations and short termism.

Tags: PEW MSY CFP Reform

Fishing at sea, a risky activity «by definition»?

Fishing is regarded by international bodies, governments and citizens as a hazardous activity and this indeed could be the case since most statistics reflect that injuries and fatalities are considerably higher than in other sectors, including construction. In fact, although the number of injuries has been dropping over the last few years, the fatality rate has remained steady.

Tags: risky activity ILO fishermen safety

Europêche comments on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down a prohibition on driftnet

After having analysed the Commission’s proposal, Europêche would like to express its concern over the ‘one size fits all’ nature of the Regulation. Whilst Europêche agrees with closing possible legislative loopholes in order to protect potential unauthorized catches, we are disappointed with the Commission’s decision to impose a blanket ban instead of tightening up the current legislation in place.

Tags: prohibition driftnet Council Regulations

Europêche comments on multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea

A management plan for the Baltic Sea cod stocks has been in place since 2007 but the stocks of herring and sprat have not yet been subject to a management plan. This has made it difficult to manage the fisheries in this area and has lead to unstable fishing opportunities.

Tags: Baltic herring Cod Stock

Letter from Europeche on the real impact of activities on fisheries policy

We are writing to you on behalf of Europêche, the main representative body for the fishing sector in the European Union, representing 80,000 European fishermen and EAPO, the European Association of Fish Producers Organisations.

Tags: EAPO PEW europeche

Europeche response to Regulation of autonomous tariff quotas for certain fisheries products

In reference to your letter dated 15th December 2014 regarding the regulation on trade-related measures aimed at ensuring the supply of certain products fishing processors in the EU, we would like to make the following observations.

Tags: regulation quotas fisheries product

Fishing Industry response to Committee of the Regions on Marine Strategy Framework Directive

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is preparing an opinion on the protection of the Seas constituting an opinion and advice regarding the implementation of the MSFD.

Tags: fisheries MSFD COR

Letter from Europeche & EAPO: The real impact of activities on fisheries policy

We are writing to you on behalf of Europêche, the main representative body for the fishing sector in the European Union, representing 80,000 European fishermen and EAPO, the European Association of Fish Producers Organisations.

Tags: fisheries policy european fisheries fisheries

Position & Letters 2014

Why do we need large scale vessels?

Why do we need large scale vessels?

Tags: fisheries vessels large scale

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Fisheries comments on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down a prohibition on driftnet fisheries COM(2014)265

EU Social Partners in the fisheries sector comments on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down a prohibition on driftnet fisheries, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 812/2004, (EC) No 2187/2005 and (EC) No 1967/2006 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 894/97

Tags: sectorial social driftnet fisheries

Damanaki response to open letter concerning her personal blog

Damanaki response to open letter concerning her personal blog

Tags: damanaki fisheries europeche

Europêche response to stakeholder consultation on seabed mining

In March 2014 the European Commission launched a stakeholder consultation on seabed mining. It comes as part of its Blue Growth strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

Tags: europeche fisheries european comission stakeholder

Damanaki response to Europêche letter on the recovery of Blue fin Tuna stocks for the season of 2014

Damanaki response to Europêche letter on the recovery of Blue fin Tuna stocks for the season of 2014

Tags: damanaki blue fin tuna stocks

Europêche comments on the driftnet regulation

Europêche comments on the Proposal for a Regulation laying down a prohibition on driftnet fisheries, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 812/2004, (EC) No 2187/2005 and (EC) No 1967/2006 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 894/97

Tags: europeche driftnet fisheries

Letter on the Fisheries Regulation in the Maritime Zones of Svalbard

Europêche and Copa-Cogeca key points of concern regarding the current fisheries developments in the maritime zones of Svalbard

Tags: svalbard damanaki copa-cogeca fisheries

Europêche response to technical measures public consultation

Europêche response to the European Commission’s consultation on a new framework for technical measures in the reformed common fisheries policy

Tags: europeche european comission´s fisheries policy

Letter to Greek Presidency on ILO C188 SPA

Letter to Mrs Bazoti-Mitsoni Head of Unit of the agricultural sector permanent representation of the Republic of Greece to the EU

Tags: Greek letters presidency europeche fisheries

Letter to Maria Damanaki concerning the adoption of the social clause

Social Clause to be inserted in the Sustainable Fisheries Agreements between the EU and third countries

Tags: fisheries damanaki letters social clause

Europêche, ETF and Cogeca joint comments on the Joint Communication for a European Union maritime security strategy

The text provides the main strategic maritime security interests of the EU, some of them have a direct impact on the fisheries sector such as the prevention of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing as well as cross-border and organised crime.

Tags: fisheries europeche etf copa-cogeca maritime security

Europêche comments on the landing obligation - Part 2

Key points of concern on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and Council on the landing obligation COM/2013/889 final - 2013/0436 (COD)

Tags: landing europeche fisheries

Europêche comments on the landing obligation

Europêche comments on the Proposal for a regulation amending the technical measures and control regulations to implement the landing obligation COM (2013) 889

Tags: fisheries europeche landing

Letter to Damanaki EU - Norway

Postponement of EU-Norway consultations on fishing opportunities for 2014

Tags: fisheries europeche damanaki letters