Conservation of fishery resources and protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures: extracts from the debate

Event date: 15/01/2018

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During the EP plenary session (15-18 January 2018) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate on common EU rules on how, where and when one can fish in the EU. The new law would provide for common measures on fishing gear and methods and allowed species for all EU waters. It would also add some bite to Commission proposals to allow innovative methods, such as electric trawl pulse fishing (used to drive fish up out of the seabed and into the net), to be used across the EU. Gabriel MATO (EPP, ES), Rapporteur, and Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, express themselves in the Chamber.