2017/2120(INI)

State of play of recreational fisheries in the European Union

Procedure completed

2017/2120(INI) State of play of recreational fisheries in the European Union
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH NICOLAI Norica (ALDE) KUHN Werner (EPP), CHRISTENSEN Ole (S&D), TOMAŠIĆ Ruža (ECR), NÍ RIADA Liadh (GUE/NGL), ENGSTRÖM Linnéa (Verts/ALE), D'AMATO Rosa (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: PECH/8/10358
Legal Basis Rules of Procedure EP 52
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2018/06/12 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • T8-0243/2018 summary
  • 2018/06/11 Debate in Parliament
  • 2018/05/25 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0191/2018 summary
  • 2018/05/15 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/07/06 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
118 2017/2120(INI) State of play of recreational fisheries in the European Union
2018/03/01 PECH 118 amendments...
source: PE-618.357

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

2018-09-12
activities/0/committees/0/shadows/4 added
group
Verts/ALE
name
ENGSTRÖM Linnéa
activities/1 added
date
2018-05-15
body
EP
type
Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
committees
  • body
    EP
    shadows
    responsible
    True
    committee
    PECH
    date
    2017-07-04
    committee_full
    Fisheries
    rapporteur
    • group
      ALDE
      name
      NICOLAI Norica
activities/2 added
date
2018-05-25
docs
  • url
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2018-0191&language=EN
    text
    • The Committee on Fisheries adopted an own-initiative report by Norica NICOLAI (ALDE, RO) on the state of recreational fisheries in the European Union.

      The estimated number of those practising marine recreational fishing in Europe stands at between 8.7 and 9 million people, or 1.6 % of the European population. Recreational fishing is a hobby, but the economic, social and environmental importance of this activity, are factors that show how important this activity is and should thus be taken into consideration and analysed when considering future regulations.

      Furthermore, the UK’s withdrawal from the Union should be taken into consideration for the future management of maritime recreational fisheries, in view of the importance of this activity in the UK and its significance for shared fish stocks.

      Improving data collection: the report stressed the importance of collecting sufficient data on recreational fisheries, and on maritime recreational fisheries in particular, in order to properly evaluate the total fishing mortality levels for all stocks. Data should be collected on the number of recreational fishermen, the volume of their catches and the added value which they generate in coastal communities.

      The Commission is urged to evaluate and, if necessary, expand data collection for recreational fisheries in order to encompass more fish stocks and other marine organisms, to draw up a feasibility study on the uniform collection of data relating to its socio-economic impact and to make the collection of such data mandatory.

      It is also urged to conduct an impact assessment on recreational fishing in the EU and to finance monitoring projects for the species that are the most vulnerable to recreational fishing.

      The Commission should extend the scope of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to financially support research and analysis of the data collected.

      Respect for the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP): Members highlighted the fact that Member States should ensure that recreational fishing activities are sustainable and respect the objectives of the CFP. They emphasized the need to protect the artisanal fleet and to ensure its survival and generational replacement in the face of the expansion of recreational activity linked to recreational ports and seasonal tourism.

      Common definition: the report called on the Commission to propose a uniform definition for recreational fishing at EU level that clearly differentiates recreational from commercial and semi-substance fisheries, based on the principle that recreational catches should never be sold.

      Members also highlighted the need to lay down basic rules for the management of recreational fishing and suggested that a catalogue of recreational fishing activities, which should include information about fishing gear and operations and a description of fishing areas, target species and by-catches, should also be drawn up.

      Lastly, Members urged the Commission to support, including financially, the development of recreational fishing in the tourism sector, as an important factor in the development of the blue economy in small communities, coastal communities and islands, particularly in the outermost regions.

    type
    Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    title
    A8-0191/2018
body
EP
type
Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
activities/3/date changed
Old
2018-02-26
New
2018-06-11
activities/3/docs added
  • url
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20180611&type=CRE
    type
    Debate in Parliament
    title
    Debate in Parliament
activities/3/type changed
Old
Vote scheduled in committee, 1st reading/single reading
New
Debate in Parliament
activities/4 added
date
2018-06-12
docs
body
EP
type
Results of vote in Parliament
committees/0/shadows/4 added
group
Verts/ALE
name
ENGSTRÖM Linnéa
procedure/Modified legal basis added Rules of Procedure EP 150
procedure/legal_basis/0 changed
Old
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
New
Rules of Procedure EP 52
procedure/stage_reached changed
Old
Awaiting committee decision
New
Procedure completed
2017-10-03
2017-09-26
2017-09-14
2017-09-13
2017-09-10
2017-07-11
2017-07-08

code AGPLv3.0+, data ODBLv1.0, site-content CC-By-Sa-3.0
© European Union, 2011 – Source: European Parliament