|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries|
|Series Details||COM (2019) 619|
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.
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.
|Subject Tags||Fisheries | Aquaculture|
|Keywords||Conservation | Protection of Species
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|