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Opinion
Adopted on 15/06/2022
Reference: 
NAT/850-EESC-2022
Plenary session: 
570 -
Jun 15, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

EESC opinion: Management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

Opinion
Adopted on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
NAT/801-EESC-2020

The Atlantic maritime strategy was adopted in 2011 to support the sustainable development of blue economy in the EU Member States bordering the Atlantic. In 2013, the European Commission put forward an Atlantic action plan to implement the strategy.

To give a new boost to a sustainable maritime economy that can create jobs, the European Commission proposes to update the priorities for regional cooperation, following stakeholders’ consultation. The update is also a fresh contribution to Europe’s recovery from the unprecedented socio-economic crisis triggered by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

EESC opinion: Revised action plan for the Atlantic strategy

Opinion
Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
NAT/796-EESC-2020

The objective of this proposal is to transpose into EU law the Conservation and Enforcement Measures (ERMs) adopted by the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO).

EESC opinion: Conservation and enforcement measures – NAFO 2020

Opinion
Adopted on 05/05/2020
Reference: 
NAT/782-EESC-2020

At its 21st special meeting on 12-19 November 2018, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adopted its Recommendation 18-02 establishing a multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, which must be implemented into Union law as soon as possible.

EESC opinion: Multiannual management plan for bluefin tuna

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