Press Releases

Fishing Industry Welcomes Introduction of First Management Measures to Limit FADs

The EU tuna fishing industry has welcomed a major new policy designed to aid the continued improvement of the sustainability of fishing methods, agreeing to limit the number of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that can be used by any one vessel.

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.

Europêche urges European Commission to remove zero tariff quotas on 22,000 tonnes of tuna loins from South-east Asian countries

Europêche believes there are enough tuna loins originating from the Community fleet and from countries with duty free access to the EU. Europêche also maintain that there are various other species such as plaice, pangasius, Alaskan pollack and tilapia commonly used as substitutes also benefitting from tariff-free imports despite an improvement in stocks.

Position & Letters

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,


How to improve selectivity in the context of the discard ban

A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.