Saturday, 12 November 2016

Brexit: an opportunity to modify relative stability

This article appeared in - under the heading, Brexit: an opportunity to modify relative stability - tranlsation courtesy of Google so excuse the odd error!

The Brexit, the output process UK EU referendum approved by the British people last June, could have an unexpected positive side effect for the Spanish fleet. And, in the opinion Graduate Institute of European Studies Salvador de Madariaga , could be the solution to one of the historical demands of fishing in Spain since joining the EU: relative stability. This was moved to the Department do Mar area of the Galician regional government sector in the full Galician Council of Fisheries, held in Santiago de Compostela. In fact, the Ministry of the Sea announced that urge the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment "to explore the path of the revision of the principle of relative stability." The trick, as stated in the report, is that " the withdrawal of one of the countries that has benefited from the system for allocating fishing opportunities on relative stability, as is the case in the UK, could be the opportunity to review this criterion "individually or reviewing the management system TACs and quotas.

The Xunta remember that this principle was appealed on numerous occasions by the Government of Spain "never get a satisfactory resolution." However, the Brexit would "open a new opportunity" . "If circumstances allowed relative stability and enabled its continued application in time, these changed profoundly with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom. Changed circumstances, a change of law would be justified ", collects the report was already submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment. It is the second time this year that the Xunta de Galicia poses a resource to this principle, as it also pointed to the inconsistency of the relative stability discard the new regulation of the CFP.

The negotiation of quotas for 2017

In addition to this, the full Galician Fisheries Council discussed the proposal from the European Commission on the TACs and quotas for 2017 . In relation to it, the Regional Minister Rosa Quintana said that goes beyond the scientific recommendations of ICES in reducing share in some key species for the Galician fleet, especially in the Gran Sol and in the Northwest Cantabrian hake. In this regard, he recalled that the regional government argues that taken into account "in equal level of environmental, social and economic aspects, as established by the new regulation Common Fisheries Policy" when setting quotas. So he appealed to the reflection of the technical services of the European Commission in the task of counseling that this premise is present in the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the EU summit in December and in which the fishing opportunities shall be decided Member States for the 2017. the Xunta de Galicia, the hand of the State Government, will seek that in these negotiations "can reverse this proposal, achieving an increase in fishing opportunities and get one deal quota the most favorable possible to the needs of the sector ".

Another of the topics discussed was the implementation of the reduction coefficients in the offshore fleet and high stature . One aspect recalled the acting head of Mar, which was corrected by the central government after the efforts from the Ministry of the Sea, so that vessels return to their coefficients of 0.40 immediately. In addition , the central government announced its intention to review these coefficients once the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the characteristics of fishing vessels, affecting the records of the data are taken is adopted to determine the reduction coefficients.