Proposal for a Regulation establishing a multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean

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Series Details COM (2019) 619
Publication Date 28/11/2019
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Legislative initiative published by the European Commission in November 2019 on establishing a multi-annual management plan for bluefin in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It aims to amend Regulations (EC) No 1936/2001, (EU) 2017/2107, and (EU) 2019/833 and repealing Regulation (EU) 2016/1627.

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The European Union (EU) has been a Contracting Party to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas since November 1997. This Convention provides for a framework of regional cooperation on the conservation and management of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and the adjoining seas through the setting up of an International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

In 2018, the ICCAT adopted a Recommendation (18-02) establishing a multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It followed advice from Standing Committee on Research and Statistics stating that the ICCAT should establish such a plan for the stock in 2018 since the status of the stock no longer appeared to require emergency measures introduced previously under a recovery plan for bluefin tuna.

The purpose of the- proposed Regulation - adopted by the European Commission on 28 November 2019 - is to implement ICCAT Recommendation into EU law, to allow the EU to comply with its international obligations and to provide operators with legal certainty regarding rules and obligations.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2019:619:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, April 2020: Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2020)649358

Official
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?lang=en&reference=2019/0272(OLP)
European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: Management Plan for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-fisheries-pech/file-management-plan-for-atlantic-bluefin-tuna
European Commission: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/marine_species/wild_species/bluefin_tuna_en

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