About: fisheries

Brexit 26-07-2019

Brexit conundrum doesn’t stop willing UK MEPs from doing their job

Despite the spectre of Brexit, British MEPs can and should be properly engaged with the European Parliament as long as they are here, according to the only two UK top job holders in the European institutions so far.
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Vella: Environment, maritime affairs and fisheries a “natural fit”

Karmenu Vella, the Maltese Commissioner-designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, failed to impress MEPs during a European Parliament confirmation hearing on Monday.
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Climate change 19-03-2012

Spain, France to oppose EU ban on fishing discard

Fisheries ministers on Monday met in Brussels to discuss a make or break EU ban on fish discards. Activists and many member states want European boats to stop throwing back into the sea dead fish that are edible, but less profitable. Strict EU quotas on the amount of fish a boat may land force fisherman to discard less valuable species. But countries such as Spain or France strongly oppose the idea. They have called the proposal "unrealistic" and "too prescriptive". Spain owns the biggest fleet in Europe and receives the highest amount of EU fishing money.
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