Irish Houses of Oireachtas

Dossier COD/2009/0057

Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a multi-annual plan for the western stock of Atlantic horse mackerel and the fisheries exploiting that stock

Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 07/07/2009

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

This proposal was considered at the Joint Committee on European Scrutiny meeting of 30th June 2009 (item 3.4)
The Committee noted that the proposal is highly important to Irish fishing interests and that the Department is involved in consultations to ensure that Ireland’s negotiating position is fully informed and developed. The Committee has recently done two scrutiny report on the potential impact of other EU proposals for Irish fishing interests:
-         19th Scrutiny Report on a draft Regulation  for a cod recovery plan (8 October 2008)
-         22nd Scrutiny Report on a draft Regulation to amend the control and enforcement system for the Common Fisheries Policy (15 April 2009).
In light of the Committee’s two previous reports cited above which have already highlighted the need to protect the interests of the Irish fishing industry, it was agreed to note this measure and request the Department to update the Committee on the progress made in the negotiations. The proposal will also be sent to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for their information.

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