Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. (Photo: Factio popularis Europaea/CC BY 2.0)

Juncker proposes quota exchange for UK product access to EU

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 01:20 (GMT + 9)

Time is running but, although the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union on March 29, 2019, there has been no progress in the Brexit negotiations. And the uncertainty is present in a fishing sector that ignores whether it will be able to access British waters (from Europe and the Southern Cone), for what species and under what conditions.

Of all the questions expressed to the European Commission by MEPs about the future of fisheries after Brexit, only one has been answered by the EU Government. It has been done by its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and almost in a telegraphic way. In a communication dated September, the Luxembourg official proposes to offer London access of its products to the EU in exchange for fishing quotas in the waters of Gran Sol and The Falkland Islands.

Juncker defends the need to "guarantee access to water, management of joint stocks and access to markets" given the great "interdependence" of the European Union and the United Kingdom.

"An agreement on these various aspects is of mutual interest." The politician in part shares what was expressed by the British minister Michael Gove, who has already defended in Parliament - as it was advanced by FARO - an agreement in the style of Norway or the Faeroes to guarantee that their fishery products are commercialized in the continent without penalties, which would imply the access of foreign ships to its waters. But with a distribution of quotas based on their own scientific criteria, with which the fishing opportunities would be distributed year by year.

It is an option that does seem appealing to the Galician fishing sector, with 140 vessels that depend completely on British waters, because it does not offer stability.

"It is not a good model, every year there are changes, you are always with the sword of Damocles on top." To Iván López, chair of the Long-Distance Fleet Advisory Council (LDAC), the EU must value the market access of British products in the continent to achieve the best possible agreement.

Although Mr Juncker's comments are brief, in response to a parliamentary question from the Danish MEP Jens Rhode, the President of the Commission tried to reduce one of the fears of the fleet, and it is that fishing becomes an accessory issue during the negotiations. "The Commission considers this a priority to protect the twenty-seven countries’ interests."

The pressure of the fleet to London is intense, and it is divided between those who bet to leave out all the ships having foreign flags and those that agree to let them fish in its waters, but with many limitations. This is the case of the Fishing for Leave group, which takes for granted that "after Brexit we will be like Norway or the Faroese". Their belligerence is well-known in the sector and they intend that non-British ships are left with only 30 per cent of fishing opportunities to "renew a multi-million dollar industry and be as sustainable and successful as Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands." But three quarters of its fishery products are exported to EU countries, so in the industry they propose to use this asset to solve the Brexit crossroads in the best way.

Source: Lara Graña / Faro de Vigo

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Israel
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Innovative autonomous system for identifying schools of fish
New Zealand
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Consultation on North Island freshwater eels
New Zealand
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - NZ King Salmon eyes Cook Strait for major expansion
India
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Traders hope for rebound in shrimp business by 2018's end
Republic of Ireland
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Minister Wants EU Funding For Irish Aquaculture & Seafood Processing
Canada
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fishermen’s group says Ottawa overreacting with new fisheries closure in Bay of Fundy
Thailand
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Thailand banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights
United Kingdom
Jun 21, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
EN BREVE - Canary Islands one-by-one tuna fishermen become part of the IPNLF Member network
United Kingdom
Jun 21, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Canary Islands one-by-one tuna fishermen become part of the IPNLF Member network
Canada
Jun 21, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Fish regulatory systems should reflect climate change realities
Spain
Jun 20, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
CEPESCA demystifies 'black legend' attributed to Spanish fishing sector
Canada
Jun 20, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
A quarter of seafood sold in Vancouver is mislabelled
Chile
Jun 20, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Los Lagos aquaculture production grew but artisanal fishing shrank
Australia
Jun 20, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Yumbah Aquaculture obtains abalone production record
United States
Jun 20, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
Freshwater fish being underestimated as protein supply



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
SeaPak joins the Global Seafood Initiative platform
United States SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company a leading firm in the retail market of frozen shrimp in the United States, has joined the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative platform as a funding partner.
NASCO adopts measures to protect salmon around the Faroe Islands and off West Greenland
European Union The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation has adopted new regulatory measures to protect salmon stocks around the Faroe Islands and off West Greenland.
Fishing deal with China would settle maritime dispute
Philippines A joint fishing agreement reportedly being discussed between China and the Philippines is deemed a significant step forward in the relations between the two countries after an old maritime sovereignty dispute.
China's retaliatory tariffs concern Alaska seafood entrepreneurs and legislators
United States Alaska’s seafood industry officials and legislators have expressed concern about the possible negative effects additional export tariffs from China may have on the state’s seafood economy as a retaliation due to the measures set by the American Government.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER