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1 Black Sea Outlook Conference Odessa, 1 November 2011 The EU Maritime and Fisheries Policy: a Black Sea perspective Daniela GRITTI, European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

2 2 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 1. The EU maritime and fisheries policy framework

3 3 Security Environment Energy Internal market Research External relations Industry Transport EmploymentFisheries Regional development Maritime policy areas

4 4 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 Policy actions since 2007 ENVIRONMENT Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC RESEARCH Marine and Maritime Research Strategy 2008/534/EC TRANSPORT Maritime Transport Space without Barriers Third Maritime Safety Package 2011 White Paper/ Connecting Europe: new EU core transport network FISHERIES Regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy 2002/2371/EC Reform proposal 2011/425/COM

5 5 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 12 Cross-cutting tools Maritime Spatial Planning Integrated Maritime Surveillance EMODNET: European Marine Observation and Data Network - Objective: Improve access to marine environmental data (ex: MSFD)

6 6 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 12 EMODNET -5 portals operated: chemistry Hydrology Biology geology physical data Most of the pilots adopt SeaDataNet standards and interconnect to the SeaDataNet CDI Directory.

7 7 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 Common Fisheries Policy reform Multi annual eco-system based management: from single-stock plans to muilti- fish stocks Banning discards Introduction of fisheries concessions Support for small scale fisheries Development of sustainable aquaculture: national strategic plans and aquaculture advisory council Market policy: storage facility and market standards on labelling, quality, traceability Regionalisation: boost role of RFMO and Advisory Council

8 8 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 Member states will be entrusted with collecting, maintaining and sharing scientific data about fish stocks and the impact of fishing at sea-basin level Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee on Fisheries Data collection framework: 50 M per year until 2013 per national pogrammes + FP7 Improving scientific knowledge

9 9 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union : Financial Regulation on IMP Still to be approved by EU Council 40M, half of which will be for EMODNET + Project on MSP in the Mediterranean and Black Sea (1M ) + Cooperation in coastguard functions in EU basins (2.1M ) + Technical assistance money (1.4M ) : New European Maritime and Fisheries instrument Amount proposed by EC is 6.7 billions Financial instruments

10 10 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 2. What about the Black Sea?

11 11 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 12 Regional approaches Seas are different – regional specificities Geography Political context Economic situation Social situation Environmental challenges Main objective Adapting the IMP to regional challenges and opportunities for specific policy development Providing added value

12 12 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 13 Examples of existing initiatives Research EMODNET BS.ERANET UpGrade Black Sea Scene ENP/SEIS Ocean of tomorrow Fight against pollution MONINFO enviroGRIDS (FP7) Coastal Management OURCOAST PEGASO Conservation and ecosystem Sesame (FP7) Maritime safety SASEPOL

13 13 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 Yearly quota for sprat and turbot - Regulation EC/1256/ techical measures Cooperation between Romania and Bulgaria in the turbot control plan and in data collection Ad hoc working Group of the EU Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee on Fisheries on the Black Sea Common Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria and Romania

14 14 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 4 Regional fisheries cooperation in the Black Sea State of play Lack of common management of fisheries resources Shortage of joint data collection Possible ways forward GFCM: creation of a working group on the Black Dea FAO project proposal Black Sea Fish

15 15 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union 12 Brainstorming event with Bulgarian and Romanian authorities: proposals and way forward Need for regional cooperation and dialogue, both between authorities and stakeholders Possible cooperation in scientific research, data collection and management, joint controls Harmonisation of data, tools and methods (sampling) and connection to the metadata infrastructure of BlackSeaScene Project

16 16 An integrated maritime policy for the European Union Subtitle: 15 Visit our website Thank you! Daniela Gritti, European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


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