Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the European Union

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

24

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the European Union   (Europêche)

    EU Transparency Register

    2312395253-25 First registered on 29 Jul 2008

    Goals / Remit

    Mission

    Our mission is to promote responsible and sustainable fishing practices that not only ensures a healthy and diverse marine environment but preserves an economically and socially sustainable fishing sector able to contribute to the growing world demand for healthy seafood.

    Objectives

    Ensure that the vital knowledge and experience of fishermen forms part of the decision making process

    Effectively integrate the three pillars of sustainability - environment, social and economic - into EU policy making

    Help stakeholders understand the impacts of political decisions on fisheries

    Build on the successes of our membership in the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Sea Fisheries to ensure safety at sea and decent working and living conditions for fishermen

    Support fisheries research by continuing to be an active partner in European projects such as the European Sector Council for Skills and Employment in the Fisheries Sector

    Main EU files targeted

    Sustainability - The blue economy in the EU represents 5.4 million jobs and generates almost € 500 billion a year. Over 400,000 people are employed in the European fisheries sector alone. Europêche believe that we need to protect our fishermen within the EU supply chain without jeopardising fish stocks for future generations.

    Food Security - the EU fishing industry meets one of the basic human needs; ensuring food security whilst maintaining the best quality and highest standards. With the world population currently over 7 billion, we must find ways of securing the benefits of fishing whilst minimising the ecological footprint.

    Implementing the Common Fisheries Policy - the first phase of the discard ban has come into force on 1st January 2015. Before this date, the European Parliament will decide on important technical issues which must be workable and overcome the difficulties of mixed fisheries.

    Protect the marine environment - the Marine Strategy Framework Directive will aim to achieve Good Environmental Status in the EU’s marine waters by 2020 by ensuring that the population of commercial fish species is healthy and that long-term abundance and reproduction is secured.

    Taking decisions at the right level - With so many different specificities surrounding the different fisheries in the EU, fisheries regulation must be decided at regional level. Legislation should be proportionate and suitable for the fisheries concerned.

    Sound science and accurate information - Science is not only biology but is also a social and economic science that has to be integrated in intelligent decision making. The realities of fishing are often lost among the politics that comes with forging important legislation.

    The current high average age of fishermen, the initial start-up costs and the precarious future means too few young people are choosing fisheries as a livelihood. One way forward is to ensure the free movement of fishermen on the European labour market by harmonizing standards for training, certification and watch keeping for fishermen.

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Montoyer, 24
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Montoyer, 24
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 26 Nov 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Rosalie TUKKER 29 Mar 2022 28 Mar 2023
    Ms Rosalie TUKKER 29 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2020
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 12 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2020
    Ms Rosalie TUKKER 30 Oct 2018 29 Oct 2019
    Ms Laura MATINEZ OTERO 13 Oct 2018 31 Aug 2019
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 13 Mar 2018 12 Mar 2019
    Ms Rosalie TUKKER 27 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2018
    Mr Ante Ivcevic 16 May 2017 12 May 2018
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 22 Mar 2017 20 Mar 2018
    Ms Kathryn Stack 03 Jun 2016 31 May 2017
    Ms Francisca Martinez Toledo 03 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2017
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 01 Apr 2016 30 Mar 2017
    Ms Kathryn Stack 16 Jun 2015 12 Jun 2016
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 11 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2016
    Ms Kathryn Stack 06 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2015
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 28 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2015
    Mr Daniel Voces de Onaíndi González 05 Feb 2013 01 Feb 2014
    Mr Guy VERNAEVE 13 Sep 2012 02 Jul 2013
    Mr Guy VERNAEVE 22 Nov 2011 21 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Europêche has a close work relationship with ETF within the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for sea fisheries, and closely collaborates with other key EU fisheries stakeholder organisations. In addition, Europêche is involved in the work of the EU Advisory Councils (ACs), being a full member of the Long Distance AC and the Market AC.

    Europêche is represented in various international committees and organisations such as the OSPAR Commission,ILO, FAO / COFI, the General Assembly of the United Nations, CITES, CBD, and ICFA.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EU Grant EMFF 21,804€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant EU Grant Erasmus+ 18,288€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group on Strategic Coordination for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)#E02550#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2550 #Observer #C#Industry#Working group on Good Environmental Status (WG GES)#Working group Programme of Measures, Economic and Social Analysis (WG POMESA)#Working group on Data Information and Knowledge Exchange (WG DIKE)#Commission’s Expert Group on implementing the Council Directive (EU) 2017/159 of 19 December 2016 implementing the Agreement concerning the implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention#E03660#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3660 #Observer #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SEARICA#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    Activities

    Promote the relationships between the member organisations by creating co-operation and collaboration links between them

    Adopt common position papers and draw up proposals for actions, reform or measures envisaging the improvement of the activities of the fisheries enterprises represented by the national organisations

    Keep their members informed about draft Community regulations, dossiers, events, studies and orientations that might directly or indirectly affect the fishing industry.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    24 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 20 Oct 2022 Location Berlaymont
      Subject To discuss and answer questions about the implementing regulation on vulnerable marine ecosystems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Agne Razmislaviciute-Palioniene (Cabinet member)
      • Carmen Preising (Cabinet member)
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Simonas ŠATŪNAS (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Sep 2022 Location Brussels, Berlaymont
      Subject Current topical fisheries files
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Carmen Preising (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on Control Regulation
      Commission
      • Charlina Vitcheva (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Jul 2022 Location Berlaymont
      Subject To discuss various topical files related to fisheries management
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Apr 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Bottom trawling and preparation of the Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Disscusion on various key files concerning fisheries
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Carmen Preising (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - Webex call
      Subject Arctic cod fisheries
      Commission
      • Charlina Vitcheva (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Mar 2021 Location Brussels - Webex call
      Subject Commission position on the revision of the control regulation
      Commission
      • Charlina Vitcheva (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jul 2020 Location Video meeting
      Subject To discuss and exchange views on the Biodiversity Strategy, in particular on issues concerning fisheries and the protection and restoration of the marine environment.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      • Carmen Preising (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jun 2020 Location Brussels - Webex call
      Subject Introduction meeting to have an exchange of views on current issues
      Commission
      • Charlina Vitcheva (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Dec 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject To present and discuss the views on ongoing fisheries policy developments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
    • Date 24 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject CFP implementation, current challenges
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Marine plastic litter, lost fishing gear
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Common Fisheries Policy, Ocean Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on implementation of the CFP and specific fisheries issues
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Ocean Governance, Our Ocean Conference 2017, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements, RFMOs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
    • Date 05 May 2017 Location Malta
      Subject Ocean Governance, Landing obligation, Management plans, Implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy, Our Ocean Conference 2017
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject General exchange ov views on the implementation of the CFP / new organization of DG MARE
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Shipping of Shark Products
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Deep Sea Regulation
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Blue Whiting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Implementation CFP, TACs and Quotas 2016
      Commission
      • Joao Aguiar Machado (Director-General)
    • Date 11 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject State Aid, Autonomous Tariff Quotas for fishery products, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Andras Inotai (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Common Fisheries Policy (fishing opportunities, landing obligation, driftnets, deep sea access, technical measures, sustainable fisheries partnership agreements)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
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