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SEG Position on the AGRIFISH Fishing Opportunities meeting

SEG position on the AGRIFISH Fishing Opportunities meeting regarding the future protection and recovery of the stock of the European Eel.


SEG Position on the AGRIFISH Fishing Opportunities meeting

Mother Eel Life Cycle – Maready Evergreen


“For the AGRIFISH Council meeting on Fishing Opportunities in mid-December, an important discussion is tabled on the future protection and recovery of the stock of the European eel – the same issue has recently been addressed in an information note from the European Commission services of September 21 [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-12610-2022-INIT/en/pdf], and discussed at the informal AGRIFISH Council meeting on 26 September in Prague [https://video.consilium.europa.eu/event/en/26139]. For the current discussion on Fishing Opportunities, the European Commission services has proposed [https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_6437 ] a fishing closure of six consecutive months for community waters, and an intensified dialogue with Member States on strengthening the implementation of their national Eel Management Plans. 
Rather than discussing the various proposals and stakeholder positions in this complicated portfolio or adding our own, we would like to draw your attention to a higher-level discussion: the structure and effectiveness of the different approaches taken so far, and the opportunity for simplification and improving effectiveness in the near-future…”

Read the full SEG positition paper here.





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