Closed – European Commission Fisheries Consultations

The European Commission has two current consultations on fisheries:

State Aid Legal Instruments in the Fisheries Sector closes on the 17th June and targets citizens, institutions, public authorities, companies, organisations and all other stakeholders concerned with State aid in fisheries and aquaculture. The purpose is to take views on the review of two Regulations: Commission Regulation (EC) No 875/2007 of 24 July 2007 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to de minimis aid in the fisheries sector and amending Regulation (EC) No 1860/2004 (known as the “de minimis Regulation”) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 736/2008 of 22 July 2008 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of fisheries products (known as “the Block exemption Regulation” or “BER”). It also aims at obtaining information on the experience of national administrations and stakeholders in applying both Regulations. The consultation documents and other information are available from this link.

A separate consultation on Small-scale Drift Net Fisheries closes on 28th June 2013.  This seeks views from the general public, fisheries stakeholders, Regional Advisory Councils, fishermen associations, producer organisations, environmental NGOs, experts/scientists working on fisheries related matters and national fisheries control bodies. The aim is to help the Commission get an overview of the small-scale driftnet fisheries sector and to decide whether and how to review implementation of EU rules for this sector. The consultation documents and other information are available from this link.

 

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