8.10.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 332/81


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries

(COM(2015) 121 final — 2015/0063 COD)

(2015/C 332/10)

On 25 March 2015 the European Parliament and on 23 March 2015 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 43(2) of the TFEU, on the:

‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries’

(COM(2015) 121 final — 2015/0063 COD).

Since the Committee has already set out its views on the content of the proposal in question in its opinion on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the North-East Atlantic and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002’, adopted on 13 February 2013 (1), and in its opinion on the ‘Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area — Delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’, adopted on 18 September 2013 (2), it decided, at its 508th plenary session of 27 and 28 May 2015 (meeting of 27 May 2015), by 173 votes with 10 abstentions, not to draw up a new opinion on the subject, but to refer to the position it had taken in the abovementioned documents.

Brussels, 27 May 2015

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Henri MALOSSE


(1)  OJ C 133, 9.5.2013, p. 41.

(2)  OJ C 341, 21.11.2013, p. 77.