fishing ship

The European Parliament today adopted new rules to simplify and regionally adapt the current measures fishermen use to catch fish, while ensuring the...

Hearings of the candidates for the new Juncker European Commission

The EU must keep its leading role in environmental and maritime standards. Commissioner-Designate Karmenu Vella must be committed to the...

fishing ship

Commenting on the Fisheries Reform agreement reached in the Council, Gabriel Mato MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Fisheries...

Europe Day – spending scrutiny – roaming data downloads – maritime piracy

As Europe faces its most challenging period since the EU came into being, the EPP Group has marked Europe Day with a cal to renew the continents...



The Committee on Fisheries deals with the functioning and development of the Common Fisheries Policy. Its tasks are to care of the conservation of fishery resources in the EU and to organise the EU's market in fishery products. The Committee also deals with international fisheries agreements.


Press Release
23.10.2013 - 13:20

EMFF: giving a future to a sustainable fishing sector

Today, the European Parliament adopted the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) at its plenary session in Strasbourg. This fund, worth €6.5 billion, provides the financial component of...
School of fish
Press Release
18.09.2013 - 10:36

Marine Knowledge 2020: a sustainable future in the sea

The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee today voted on Maria do Céu Patrão Neves' initiative Report on ‘Marine Knowledge 2020: Seabed mapping for promoting...
Fishermen with fish in nets
Press Release
10.07.2013 - 14:57

EMFF: sustainable fisheries for a competitive fishing sector

Members of the fisheries committee has approved Alain Cadec's report on financing the Reform of the Common fisheries policy. This European Maritime and Fisheries fund (EMFF) will be granted with...
Fish Farm
Press Release
29.05.2013 - 16:00

Fisheries: EP rejects agreement with Mauritania

“It was a bad deal for everybody”, said Gabriel Mato MEP, Chairman of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, after the rejection of the draft fisheries agreement with...
fishing ship
Press Release
15.05.2013 - 13:00

Fisheries Reform: a real opportunity to start negotiations

Commenting on the Fisheries Reform agreement reached in the Council, Gabriel Mato MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, underlined that this is a real opportunity to...
School of fish, underwater view
Press Release
16.01.2013 - 14:15

Cod stocks in the Baltic Sea

"This is already the fifth year that the plan for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea has been in force and according to scientific data, a significant increase in cod stocks has been observed. However...



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