2017/2266(INI)

EC/Comoros Fisheries Partnership Agreement: denunciation

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2017/2266(INI) EC/Comoros Fisheries Partnership Agreement: denunciation
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion DEVE NEUSER Norbert (S&D)
Lead PECH FERREIRA João (GUE/NGL) LOPE FONTAGNÉ Verónica (EPP), SERRÃO SANTOS Ricardo (S&D)
Lead committee dossier: PECH/8/11655
Legal Basis Rules of Procedure EP 99-p2
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  • 2018/03/15 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • T8-0083/2018 summary
  • 2018/03/14 Debate in Parliament
  • 2018/03/06 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0055/2018 summary
  • 2018/02/27 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

AmendmentsDossier
36 2017/2266(INI) EC/Comoros Fisheries Partnership Agreement: denunciation
2018/01/30 DEVE 24 amendments...
source: PE-616.881
2018/02/01 PECH 12 amendments...
source: PE-616.899

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    • The Committee on Fisheries adopted an own-initiative report by João FERREIRA (GUE/NGL, PT) containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision denouncing the Partnership Agreement in the fisheries sector between the European Community and the Union of the Comoros.

      As a reminder, the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Comoros provides for its denunciation by one of the parties in the event of serious circumstances, such as non-compliance with the commitments entered into by the parties with regard to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

      The first fisheries agreement between the EEC and the Comoros dates back to 1988 and whereas the fleets of EEC/EU Member States have since then been given access to fishing opportunities under a series of implementing protocols.

      The Comoros was notified on 1 October 2015 of the possibility of its being identified as a non-cooperating third country for failure to exert adequate control of vessels registered under the Comorian flag.

      Having been identified as a non-cooperating country in May 2017 and listed as such in July 2017 by the EU, which issued a ‘red card’, the country has still failed to take the corrective measures needed to resolve the problems identified and to combat IUU fishing.

      Members regretted that the Comoros has failed to take the corrective measures needed to resolve the problems identified and to combat IUU fishing, despite being warned by the EU. They took the view that the Comoros should remain engaged with the EU and seize this opportunity to put in place the measures necessary to improve its ability to address illegal fishing.

      Members agreed with the Commission and the Council on the need to apply the measures referred to in the IUU Regulation for the denunciation of any standing bilateral fisheries agreement with the Comoros, which provides for termination of the agreement in the event of failure to comply with undertakings made by it with regard to combating IUU fishing. They maintained, however, that such denunciation must not mark the end of cooperation between the EU and the Comoros in the fisheries sector.

      The Commission is urged to seek to ensure that this relationship can be reactivated as soon as possible and for investment and technical assistance to be promoted in the following areas:

      • fisheries administration and governance system, legislation, institutional machinery, capacity-building for human resources (fishers, scientists, inspectors and others), and enhancement of the commercial and cultural value of traditional Comorian gear and fish;
      • monitoring and scientific capacities, coastal protection capacity, and capacities for inspection, surveillance, and quality control;
      • setting up facilities for refrigerating, distributing, and processing fish;
      • construction and upgrading of landing and security infrastructure at ports and harbours;
      • renewal of the Comorian small-scale fleet to improve safety, its ability to remain at sea, and fishing capacity.

      Members called for the inclusion of a clause whereby, should the Comoros remedy its shortcomings, the procedure would be stopped and the red card withdrawn, thus enabling the EU fleet to return.

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