|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 276, Pages 1-36|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2022/2056 - formally adopted by the co-legislators on 19 October 2022 - laying down conservation and management measures applicable in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Area. It also introduces amendments to Council Regulation (EC) No 520/2007.
This Regulation lays down management and conservation measures relating to fishing in the area covered by the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, and with respect to the species of fish under the purview of that Convention. The purpose of this Council Regulation is to implement into European Union (EU) law the conservation and management measures adopted by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). It also amends Council Regulation (EC) No 520/2007 which aims to protect and conserve certain stocks of highly migratory maritime species.
The EU has been a contracting party to the WCPFC since 2004, when it ratified the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Decision 2005/75/EC). The WCPFC is the regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO) responsible for managing fishery resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. WCPFC conservation and management measures apply to the entire WCPFC Convention Area.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 23 April 2021. The European Parliament endorsed a negotiating position on 9 March 2022. An informal agreement between the co-legislators was reached at technical level on 13 September. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 19 October 2022, and published in the Official Journal on 26 October 2022.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Subject Tags||Fisheries | Aquaculture|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU], Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission [WCPFC]|