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Feb 09, 2023 at 04:04

Since December 2017, the international community is elaborating an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine Biological diversity of areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), under the auspices of United Nations (UN). These areas comprise 95% of our oceans. The treaty aims to implement area-based management tools, including marine protected areas (MPAs), and to regulate human activities in the High Seas. The United Nations will convene a resumed fifth session of the BBNJ from 20 February to 3 March 2023, in New York City, to try to reach a final agreement.

Europêche press release BBNJ

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Sep 19, 2022 at 09:38

Recommendations are a wish-list of unrealistic and unachievable targets far from the fisheries realities. An unworkable EU Taxonomy will impact on the ability of operators to attract funding for their sustainable fishing activities.

EP30 Europêche-EAPO joint press release - EU taxonomy for fisheries

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May 20, 2021 at 09:15

European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and Europêche have published new Guidelines on the medical examinations of fishers, paving the way for the harmonisation of standards for health and fitness checks across Europe and worldwide.

EP27 Social Partners Press release Medical Guidelines

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Dec 17, 2020 at 06:32

Today, the Fisheries Council has reached an agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Atlantic, North Sea, the Mediterranean and Black Sea for 2021, and for deep-sea stocks for 2021 and 2022. The catch limits are set in the background of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the COVID-19, for which this and next year will be one of the most difficult periods for EU fishers. Despite the Council’s efforts to mitigate the predominantly austere proposal from the European Commission, the fishing industry is still left with several quota reductions and restrictive measures adopted concerning key species for the livelihoods of many fishermen and women in the sector.

EP69 Press Release - Fishing Opportunities 2021

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May 12, 2017 at 02:56

On Wednesday 10 May the European social partners* on sea-fisheries signed a resolution inviting the European Union (EU) to take up its responsibility and end forced labour practices in EU waters. Investigations executed by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) revealed serious infringements of fundamental principles at work and social protection rights of migrant fishers in a part of the EU’s fishing sector. The social partners expect the EU to ensure fulfilment by Member States of their obligations and to adopt guidelines for flag state and port state inspections to prevent such practices.

EP36 Joint ETF-Europêche-Cogeca Press Release - declaration on abuses of migrant fishers

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EP36 ANNEX Social Partners Resolution on Migrant Labour Abuses

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Nov 06, 2018 at 04:33

Europêche, the representative body of the EU fishing sector and EAPO, the European body representing the producer organisations, have expressed their outrage at the decision taken by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to set an ambitious target with the aim of closing off 30% of all marine areas from extractive activities by 2030.

EP72 Press Release - MPAs (cosigned)

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MPA event - Europeche comments

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Marine Protected Areas, a management tool and not an end in themselves

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Sep 16, 2016 at 05:57

Los interlocutores sociales europeos para la pesca, Europêche y la Federación Europea de Trabajadores del Transporte (ETF)*, llamaron a todos los Estados miembros de la UE a ratificar con urgencia el Convenio de la OIT ** que proporciona normas mínimas para proteger a los pescadores en todos los aspectos de su trabajo. En una declaración conjunta firmada el 14 de abril en La Haya, Países Bajos y los interlocutores sociales recordaron también las instituciones europeas sobre sus responsabilidades en este proceso. Los interlocutores sociales se han felicitado de la volontad de la Presidencia del Consejo de la UE para trabajar en el acuerdo de los interlocutores sociales (SPA), que ha sido firmado en 2012, pero aún no ha sido presentado ante el Consejo.


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Apr 29, 2016 at 04:09

Almost three years after submitting the Social Partners’ Agreement (SPA) on implementing the ILO* Work in Fishing Convention C188, the European Commission (EC) presented today, 29th April 2016, the agreement before the Council of the EU. The European Social Partners for Fisheries, Europêche, Cogeca and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)**, have warmly welcomed this step but regret the considerable delay with implementing the SPA that ensures a high level of protection for fishermen in all aspects of their work. The Social Partners call upon all EU Member States to support the proposal for a Council Directive and urge them to ratify ILO Convention 188.

EP40 Joint ETF-Europeche press statement_EC adopts SPA on Work in Fishing Convention_29 April 2016 clean

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Feb 01, 2016 at 05:01

During a meeting held on 28 January in Sofia, Bulgaria, the European Social Partners in Fisheries*, the ETF and Europêche, promoted together with the ILO ** the swift ratification of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. The event was also attended by high-level representatives of the Bulgarian Ministries of Labour, Transport and Agriculture, who share competence over the ratification of the Convention.

EP12 EU Social Partners promote ratification ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188

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Sep 23, 2015 at 08:16

Europêche and Chairman of the Fisheries Committee, Alain Cadec MEP, co-hosted their second triumphant Seafood Showcase reception yesterday evening. The event, attended by new DG MARE Director General Joao Aguiar Machado, was held in the European Parliament and exhibited fisheries products from all across Europe detailing the sustainable way in which they were caught.

EP82 Press Release - Showcase 2015

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Jun 02, 2015 at 09:42

The reformed Common Fisheries Policy (which came into force in January 2014) established a legal framework for EU vessels to fish outside European waters. Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) allow EU fleets to fish in foreign waters in accordance with scientific advice for surplus stocks that would otherwise go uncaught while providing a raft of benefits to that country. The European Union fleet operating off the coast of Africa consists of around 400 vessels. This is less than one per cent of the EU fleet.

EP56 Fishing for fairness in Africa FINAL

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May 26, 2015 at 03:12

Une nouvelle étude sur les consommateurs à travers le continent met en valeur la conviction des européens que le secteur de la pêche est vital pour l’alimentation de la population mondiale en pleine croissance mais ils estiment cependant que les gouvernements échouent à en faire assez pour soutenir le milieu.

May 25, 2015 at 08:00

Le Conseil Pêche est arrivé hier soir à un accord sur les possibilités de pêche pour 2015 pour certains stocks en eaux profondes, c’est la première fois depuis les décisions sur l’interdiction des rejets et du Rendement Maximal Durable (RMD) décidées sous la réforme de la Politique Commune de la Pêche.

May 25, 2015 at 07:59

Europêche a publié aujourd’hui une déclaration affirmant que la taille des navires de pêche devient non-pertinente lorsque l’on parle des stocks de poissons car à un tel niveau les petits et grands bateaux sont en fait interdépendants.

May 25, 2015 at 07:41

Bruxelles : Europêche, l’association des organisations nationales d’entreprises de pêches de l’Union européenne, a nommé Kathryn Stack en tant que Directrice Générale en vue de booster le soutient de l’organisation envers une pêche durable et de promouvoir plus largement la voix du secteur dans les prises de décision européennes.

May 25, 2015 at 07:40

Aujourd’hui la Commission européenne a publié son document de consultation annuel sur l’état des stocks de poissons et la préparation pour fixer les quotas pour 2015. C’est le premier document de consultation sur les possibilités de pêche depuis la réforme de la PCP, dont les nouvelles règles vont causer un bouleversement dans le secteur et pourrait inclure des changements dans le total accepté de capture.

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