South Pacific regional fisheries management organisation: international measures become EU law


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On 26 February 2018, the Council reached an agreement with the European Parliament on how to incorporate into EU legislation measures adopted by the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO).

The agreed regulation laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the convention area of SPRFMO applies to EU fishing vessels fishing in the SPRFMO convention area or, in the case of transhipments, to the species caught in the SPRFMO convention area. It also applies to third country fishing vessels that access EU ports and that carry fishery products harvested in the convention area.

"The active role of the EU in international fisheries management organisations and today's agreement are evidence of Europe's commitment to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources around the world."

Rumen Porodzanov, Minister of agriculture, food and forestry of the Republic of Bulgaria and President of the Council

Read the full press release on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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