Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) 2020/123 as regards certain fishing opportunities in 2020 in Union and non-Union waters
1. This is the European Commission’s third in-year amendment proposal regarding Regulation (EU) 2020/123 as regards certain fishing opportunities in 2020 in Union and non-Union waters. There are four proposed amendments included in the proposal and one amendment within the non-paper, namely: amending the Regulation (EU) 2020/123 to account for access to blue whiting in Faroese waters; amending the Regulation to account for access to blue whiting in EU waters; amending the Regulation to reflect the fishing opportunities for capelin in Greenlandic waters; amending the Regulation to adjust fishing opportunities for anchovy in subareas 9 and 10; and amending the Regulation regarding fishing opportunities for Norway pout. The UK has a fishing interest only in the first three amendments.
2. The Parliamentary scrutiny history relevant to this proposal is contained in the attached Annex A.
3. Responsibility lies with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Scottish Ministers, Welsh Ministers and Northern Ireland Executive Ministers.
INTEREST OF THE DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS
4. The Devolved Administrations have been involved in discussions and analysis of these proposals and have been consulted in the preparation of this Explanatory Memorandum.