2010/0094(NLE)

EC/Solomon Islands Fisheries Partnership Agreement

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2010/0094(NLE) EC/Solomon Islands Fisheries Partnership Agreement
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion BUDG ALFONSI François (Verts/ALE)
Opinion DEVE DEVA Nirj (ECR)
Lead PECH PATRÃO NEVES Maria do Céu (EPP)
Lead committee dossier: PECH/7/02813
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 043-p2, TFEU TFEU 218-p6a-aa
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Activites

  • 2010/12/09 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2010/12/06 Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
  • #3053
  • 2010/12/06 Council Meeting
  • 2010/12/06 End of procedure in Parliament
  • 2010/11/23 Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T7-0416/2010 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2010/11/10 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/10/26 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/10/21 EP officialisation
  • 2010/09/29 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/09/02 Deadline Amendments
  • 2010/06/24 Committee draft report
  • #3021
  • 2010/06/11 Council Meeting
  • #3018
  • 2010/06/03 Council Meeting
  • 2010/05/27 Legislative proposal
    • 09335/2010 summary
    • 09336/2010 summary
  • 2010/05/27 Legislative proposal published
    • 09335/2010 summary
    • DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, DAMANAKI Maria
  • 2010/04/22 Initial legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0177 summary
    • DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, DAMANAKI Maria

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
8 2010/0094(NLE) EC/Solomon Islands Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2010/07/07 DEVE 2 amendments...
source: PE-445.728
2010/07/09 PECH 6 amendments...
source: PE-448.666

History

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      • PURPOSE: to conclude a Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        BACKGROUND: on the basis of the mandate given to the Commission by the Council, the Community and Solomon Islands have negotiated and initialled, on 26 September 2009, a Fisheries Partnership Agreement which provides EU fishermen with fishing opportunities in Solomon Islands fishing zone. This Partnership Agreement is accompanied by a Protocol and the annexes thereto which, has been signed for a period of three years and is renewable.

        On the date of its entry into force, this Agreement repeals and replaces the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and Solomon Islands on fishing off Solomon Islands which entered into force on 9 October 2006 (see CNS/2005/0168).

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been carried out.

        LEGAL BASE: Article 43(2) in conjunction with Article 218 (6)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        CONTENT: the proposed Decision aims to conclude the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with the Solomon Islands. The Agreement and the annexed Protocol provides EU fishermen with fishing opportunities in Solomon Islands fishing zone.

        Sustainable fisheries: the aim of the new Partnership Agreement is to strengthen cooperation between the European Community and Solomon Islands and promote a partnership framework in which to develop a sustainable fisheries policy and responsible exploitation of fishery resources in Solomon Islands fishing zone in the interests of both Parties.The two Parties have agreed to cooperate with a view to implementing a sectoral fisheries policy adopted by Solomon Islands and to that end shall initiate a policy dialogue on the necessary reforms.

        The Partnership Agreement also provides for economic, financial, technical and scientific cooperation in the fisheries sector with a view to promoting responsible fishing in Solomon Islands fishing zone to guarantee the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fishery resources and developing Solomon Islands fisheries sector.

        Fisheries protocol: a protocol is provided which set out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Community and Solomon Islands for the period 2009- 2012. It's main measures may be summarised as follows:

        • Financial contribution: the financial contribution under the Protocol is set at EUR 400 000 per year, corresponding to fishing opportunities in the tuna highly migratory species. 50% of this financial contribution is earmarked for the support and implementation of objectives identified in the context of the sectoral fisheries policy drawn up by the Solomon Islands authorities. EU shipowners shall pay fishing fees of EUR 13.000 per purse seine vessel. Furthermore, EU shipowners shall undertake to employ at least 25% seamen of ACP origin, giving priority to Solomon Islands seamen and to contribute towards the observers programme.
        • Fishing opportunities: 4 purse seiners will be authorised to fish. No fishing possibilities for longliners have been negotiated. However, the new protocol includes a clause which allows for the possibility to introduce new fishing possibilities, including for longliners, should the need arise.

        Duration of the Agreement: this Partnership Agreement, accompanied by a Protocol and the annexes thereto, have been signed for a period of three years and is renewable.  The protocol will be valid for the period from 9 October 2009 to 8 October 2012

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the financial contribution for tuna fishing is EUR 400 000 per year and covers a volume of 4 000 tons of catches. If the volume of annual catches exceeds that quantity, the amount of financial compensation is increased proportionately at the rate of EUR 65/tonne, but it may not exceed EUR 800 000 per year.

        According to the Protocol, the fishing opportunities may be increased by mutual agreement provided that the conclusions of the annual meeting of the "Palau Arrangement" members and the annual review of the status of stocks made by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community confirm that such an increase will not endanger the sustainable management of Solomon Islands' resources The financial contribution may, however, only be increased subject to budgetary possibilities.

        A financial envelope of EUR 251 300 for 2010 to 2012 is provided to cover various administrative expenditure. 

        It should be noted that advances and fees payable by shipowners do not have an impact on the EU budget.

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      • PURPOSE: to conclude a Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        BACKGROUND: on the basis of the Council Decision of 22 September 2009 authorising the Commission to open negotiations on behalf of the Community with a view to concluding a Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Solomon Islands, the Community has negotiated with Solomon Islands a Fisheries Partnership Agreement providing EU vessels with fishing opportunities in the waters over which Solomon Islands has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.

        As a result of those negotiations, a new Fisheries Partnership Agreement was initialled on 26 September 2009. It was signed and provisionally applied from 9 October 2010.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        LEGAL BASE: Article 43(2) in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

        CONTENT: under this proposed Decision, the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands is hereby approved, subject to the consent of the European Parliament.

        The main elements of this Agreement are detailed in the summary of the document annexed to the procedure dated 27/05/2010.

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    • The Committee on Fisheries adopted the report drafted by Maria do CÉU PATRÃO NEVES (EPP, PT) on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of a Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands. It recommends the European Parliament to give its consent to the Agreement.

      With a view to increasing transparency, Members ask to be better informed of the work carried out by the Joint Committee provided for in the Agreement. They call on the Commission to send it the conclusions of the meetings and proceedings of the Joint Committee, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme referred to in the Protocol and the findings of the annual assessments. They also call for representatives of its Committee on Fisheries and of its Committee on Development, acting as observers, to attend meetings and proceedings of the Joint Committee.

      Lastly, the Commission is called upon to submit an implementation review of the Agreement to Parliament and the Council in the final year of application of the Protocol, before negotiations are opened on the renewal of the Agreement.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude a Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Solomon Islands.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2010/763/EU on the conclusion of a Fisheries partnership Agreement between the European Union and Solomon Islands.

      CONTENT: the Community negotiated with Solomon Islands a Fisheries Partnership Agreement providing EU vessels with fishing opportunities in the waters over which Solomon Islands has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries. As a result of those negotiations, a new Fisheries Partnership Agreement was initialled on 26 September 2009 and, by Council Decision No 2010/397/EU the Fisheries Partnership Agreement has been signed and provisionally applied since 9 October 2009.

      This Decision approves concludes the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Solomon Islands.

      The Agreement establishes the principles, rules and procedures governing:

      • economic, financial, technical and scientific cooperation in the fisheries sector with a view to promoting responsible fishing in Solomon Islands fishing zone to guarantee the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fishery resources and developing Solomon Islands fisheries sector;
      • the conditions governing access by EU fishing vessels to Solomon Islands fishing zone;
      • cooperation on the arrangements for policing fisheries in Solomon Islands fishing zone with a view to ensuring that the above rules and conditions are complied with, that the measures for the conservation and management of fishery resources are effective and that illegal, undeclared and unregulated fishing is prevented;
      • partnerships between companies aimed at developing economic activities in the fisheries sector and related activities, in the common interest.

      Fisheries protocol: a protocol is provided which set out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Community and Solomon Islands for the period 2009- 2012. It's main measures may be summarised as follows:

      Financial contribution: the financial contribution under the Protocol is set at EUR 400 000 per year, corresponding to fishing opportunities in the tuna highly migratory species. 50% of this financial contribution is earmarked for the support and implementation of objectives identified in the context of the sectoral fisheries policy drawn up by the Solomon Islands authorities.

      If the overall quantity of catches by EU vessels in Solomon Islands' fishing zones exceeds the reference tonnage, the amount of the annual financial contribution shall be increased by EUR 65 for each additional tonne caught. However, the total annual amount paid by the EU may not exceed EUR 800 000).

      Fishing opportunities: 4 purse seiners will be authorised to fish. No fishing possibilities for longliners have been negotiated.

      Duration: the Agreement shall apply for three years from the date of its entry into force; it shall be tacitly renewed for three-year periods, unless notice of termination is given in accordance with the text.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: 06/12/2010. The date of entry into force of the Agreement will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.

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