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Recommendations 2020




Principles on banking and borrowing


Documents:

Principles on banking and borrowing

 

Keywords:

Impelementation, sustainable use, banking, borrowing, measures, CFP, long term management plans, scientific analyses, quota, blue whiting, Western horse mackerel and Atlanto Scandian herring, ICES, member states, fishermen, flexibility. 

 

Summary:

Two issues relating to the implementation and sustainable use of banking and borrowing provisions provided in the CFP and the way these provisions are integrated in the design of long term management plans and underlying scientific analysis.

 



Deductions in North Sea and Western horse mackerel 2020 TACs


Documents:

Deductions in NS and Western horse mackerel 2020 TACs

Annex explanatory note

 

Keywords:

North Sea and Western horse mackerel, TAC deductions, 2020, landing obligation, de-minimis exemptions. clarification, methodology, stocks, vessels

 

Summary:

Pelagic AC is surprised and confused about the deductions in TAC applied to North Sea and Western horse mackerel  (for 2020). The landing obligation became effective from the 1st January 2019 for all TACs and quotas species, and demersal discards plans for the North Sea, North Western Waters and South Western Waters contain small quantities of horse mackerel that could be discarded under the de-minimis exemptions.  The Pelagic AC would therefore appreciate further clarification from the Commission on the methodology that was applied for the deductions in the 2020 TACs for North Sea and Western horse mackerel and on the methodology that will continue to be applied in the future. 
 



Release full report evaluation of compliance with the landing obligation mackerel in NS and NWW 2015


Documents:

Letter to North Sea Member State Group on EFCA compliance evaluation report

Letter to North Western Waters Member State Group on EFCA compliance evaluation report

Letter to South Western Waters Member State Group on EFCA compliance evaluation report

 

Keywords:

Landing obligation, mackerel, EFCA, report, High Level Group, transparancy,  low level of compliance. 

 

Summary:

The Pelagic AC became aware of the publication of an executive summary of the evaluation of compliance with the landing obligation for the mackerel fishery. During the EFCA-PELAC workshop in March EFCA explained that the full report contained sensitive inspection data not suitable for external publication. The Pelagic AC finds the lack of transparency in this process surprising and unacceptable.  The Pelagic AC urges the High Level Group Presidencies to release the report as a matter of urgency – or to remove the executive summary from the EFCA website altogether.  When the report is released, the Pelagic AC is more than willing to cooperate with EFCA and the High Level Groups to discuss the findings of the report.



Call for adjustment of capacity rules CFP to accommodate fair labour


Documents:

Letter to Europeche on alignment CFP and labour standards

 

Keywords:

Rules, Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), labour conventions, GHG reduction targets,  satisfy working conditions, greener engines, fair and equitable labour conditions.

 

Summary:

The Pelagic AC supports the Social Dialogue in its prioritization of fair and equitable labour conditions for workers onboard fishing vessels, and its call to align capacity rules of the CFP to accommodate the ratification of international labour standards.