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16 juli 2021

Proposal for a regulation of the Committee on Fisheries on the laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Area of Competence, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1936/2001, (EC) No 1984/2003 and (EC) No 520/2007

Amendment 1
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 - paragraph 1 - point b

Text proposed by the Commission

b. there is insufficient storage capacity to accommodate tropical tuna and the non-targeted species caught during the final set of a trip.

Amendment

b. deleted

Justification

b. This is contrary to the objectives of a discard ban and will not incentivise selective fishing


Amendment 2
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 - paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

1. Union fishing vessels shall not retain on board, tranship, or land, any specimens of striped marlin, black marlin, blue marlin or Indo pacific sailfish with a lower jaw fork length of less than 60 cm. If they catch such fish, they shall return them immediately to the sea.

Amendment

1. Union fishing vessels shall not retain on board, tranship, or land, any specimens of striped marlin, black marlin, blue marlin or Indo pacific sailfish with a lower jaw fork length of less than 60 cm. If they catch such fish, they shall return them immediately to the sea without exception.

Amendment 3
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 - paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

2. Member States shall implement data collection programmes that ensure improved reporting of accurate blue shark catch, effort, size and discard data. Member States shall report data on catches of blue sharks in accordance with Article 51(1).

Amendment

2. The EU shall carry out a scientific population assessment of blue shark in the IOTC area to improve estimates of sustainable catch levels. Member States shall implement data collection programmes that ensure improved reporting of accurate blue shark catch, effort, size and discard data. Member States shall report data on catches of blue sharks in accordance with Article 51(1).

Amendment 4
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 a (new)

Amendment

9 a. Unless they can be proven to have no negative impacts on vulnerable species and marine ecosystems, EU vessels shall not make use of FADs.

Justification

FADs have been proven to have highly negative effects on marine mammals, seabirds and elasmobranches.


Amendment 5
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 - paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

2. Union fishing vessels shall, to the extent possible, promptly release unharmed unwanted shark species caught alive on board of vessels, with exception of blue sharks.

Amendment

2. Union fishing vessels shall, to the extent possible, promptly release all shark species caught, with exception of blue sharks.

Justification

Many of the shark species in IOCT waters are data deficient, so we can not tell if they are endangered or not. However, due to their slow life history and fecundity all need to be considered vulnerable to overexploitation. Catches should be minimized for all species.


Amendment 6
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 - title

Text proposed by the Commission

Thresher sharks

Amendment

Pelagic sharks

Amendment 7
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 - paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

1. Union fishing vessels shall not retain on board, tranship, land, store, sell or offer for sale any part or whole carcass of thresher sharks of all species of the family Alopiidae.

Amendment

1. Union fishing vessels shall not retain on board, tranship, land, store, sell or offer for sale any part or whole carcass of sharks of all species of the family Alopiidae, dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) and mako shark (family Isuridae).

Justification

All these species are listed under CMS (Convention on Migratory species) appendix 2, to which the EU is a signatory. These species should therefore be equally protected.


Amendment 8
Anja Hazekamp

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 - paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

3. Union fishing vessels shall promptly release alive and unharmed, to the extent practicable, mobulid rays caught unintentionally as soon as they are seen in the net, on the hook, or on the deck, in a manner that will result in the least possible harm to the individual rays captured, and take all reasonable steps to apply handling procedures of Annex I to CMM 19/03, while taking into consideration the safety of the crew.

Amendment

3. Union fishing vessels shall promptly release mobulid rays caught unintentionally as soon as they are seen in the net, on the hook, or on the deck, in a manner that will result in the least possible harm to the individual rays captured, and take all reasonable steps to apply handling procedures of Annex I to CMM 19/03, while taking into consideration the safety of the crew.

Justification

Mobulids are listed in Appendix I of the Convention on Migratory Species and therefore any catch is prohibited. No loopholes should be created.


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