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Video conference of agriculture and fisheries ministers, 29 June 2020

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad), gepubliceerd op maandag 29 juni 2020, 19:30.

Main results


Reform of the common agricultural policy

The Croatian presidency informed ministers about the progress achieved on legislative acts in relation to the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP). The work on these files has been summarised in a progress report, in which the presidency also identifies areas where it considers that further work is needed.

The progress achieved on the CAP reform is considerable. That is even more true given the extremely difficult circumstances under which the Croatian presidency and member states had to work to ensure that no precious time is wasted. Further to that, we were able to quickly react to the COVID-19 related challenges and to adopt measures to ensure food availability across the EU and to provide support to farmers, fishers and aquaculture producers worst-hit by the crisis.

Marija Vučković, minister for Agriculture of Croatia

Infographic - Setting catch limits and quotas

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Fishing opportunities for 2021

Ministers held a discussion on the Commission communication "Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021". They shared views on the main orientations suggested by the Commission for the setting of the 2021 fishing opportunities. The discussion marked the beginning of the usual annual consultation process with member states, advisory councils, stakeholders and the public for setting the level of total allowable catches (TACs) and fish quotas.

Current legislative proposals

The Croatian presidency informed ministers on the state of play of current legislative proposals in the area of fisheries, including the fisheries control regulation and the regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

By catch of dolphins, porpoises and other protected species

The European Commission presented its note on by-catch of common dolphins, harbour porpoises and other protected species in fishing gear

Meeting information

  • Meeting n°VC-AGRI-290620
  • 29 June 2020
  • 11:00

Preparatory documents

Outcome documents


Relevante EU dossiers

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