Plenary adopts Rodust report on the Common Fisheries Policy

On 12/02/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

KL3008704On Wednesday, 6 February 2013, the House has adopted a legislative resolution by Ulrike Rodust (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a Regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy. This Regulation will shape the EU’s Fisheries Policy for the coming seven years. The Intergroup welcomes the adopted resolution which further strengthens the wording of the Commission proposal concerning the need to implement an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and aquaculture. It stresses also to ensure that fishing and aquaculture contribute to the objective of minimising the impact of human activities on the marine ecosystem and that they do not contribute to the degradation of the marine environment.
Recital 11 of the Commission proposal which states that the Common Fisheries Policy should pay full regard where relevant to animal health, animal welfare, food and feed safety remains unchanged. The adopted resolution has introduced one animal welfare related reference calling among others for research on animal health and welfare in the framework of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) policy.


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