Slovenian National Assembly


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Subsidiarity deadline: 24/10/2011
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 17/11/2011

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At its 111 meeting on 14 October 2011, the Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia discussed the draft position of the Republic of Slovenia on Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the Common Fisheries Policy.


The National Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Food as the working body responsible discussed the above Proposal at its 25th extraordinary meeting on 13 October 2011 and forwarded its opinion to the Committee on EU Affairs.


The Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the following Position of the Republic of Slovenia:


Slovenia welcomes the package on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy that was presented by the Commission, since the main objective of the package is to achieve the conservation and sustainable management of fisheries resources.


In this respect, Slovenia would like to highlight that the reform needs to acknowledge and incorporate specific characteristics of small fisheries sectors that have difficulties facing administrative and financial burden posed by the Common Fisheries Policy; in addition, the reform should take into account the specific needs of the fisheries sectors in different maritime regions, such as the Mediterranean.


The Mediterranean fisheries is characterized by large percentage of small-scale fisheries, mixed fisheries (a variety of different fish species is caught during a single fishing trip), a substantial lack of scientific data on the size of fish stocks and the fact that most fisheries resources are shared, not only among the EU Member States, but also with third countries.


From this perspective, Slovenia has identified key open issues that will have to be considered from the perspective of the Mediterranean fisheries and the consequences that they might have for this kind of fisheries, namely:

·          multi-annual management plans;

·          the obligation to land all catches; and

·          the system of transferable fishing concessions and individual fishing quotas.


Contact points for EU matters

IPEX Correspondents:
Phone: 00 386 478 9482  Email Mrs. Aleksandra-Saša Lavrič Phone: 00 386 478 9664  Email Ms. Polona Klemenčič
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