EU Ministers reach general compromise on the main proposals for reforming the Common Fisheries Policy

Source: DG MARE, EC

The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council met in Luxembourg, to address the main proposals for reforming the Common Fisheries Policy.

The Council reached a general compromise on the reform of the basic provisions of the Common Fisheries Policy and of the rules regarding the organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products.

Commissioner Maria Damanaki, who represented the Commission at the Council meeting, stated: “The Council has moved a real step forward by endorsing Maximum Sustainable Yield (from 2015 and 2020 at the latest) and has subscribed to a real discard ban with clear end dates. These are great achievement of the Danish Presidency. It is a fact that the Commission proposal is more ambitious. It is now up to the European Parliament to give its view on the Commission proposal.”

The public debates and the press conference can be followed by video streaming.

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