2022 common fisheries policy and common market organisation reports: Still time to take part in consultation


The targeted consultations asking stakeholders to contribute to the upcoming reports on the functioning of the common fisheries policy (CFP) and the common market organisation (CMO) are still in progress!

All stakeholders, including the fishing industry, non-governmental organisations, academic, scientific, social and economic partners are invited to share their views in the online questionnaire by 14 March 2022 (see link below).

The Commission will deliver the reports by the end of 2022, as announced in article 48 of the CFP Regulation and 48 of the CMO Regulation.

The objective of the CFP report is to address the functioning of the CFP and look at how we can strengthen its implementation. The CFP Regulation sets out that the implementation of the CFP is guided by the principles of good governance, taking into account regional specificities, through a regionalised approach, as well as appropriate involvement of stakeholders at all stages.

The objective of the CMO report is to take stock on the results of application of the CMO Regulation and its legal provisions, such as provisions on professional organisations, information to consumers, the implementation of competition rules, and the collection of common market intelligence.

Dialogue with stakeholders has proven to be essential for achieving the objectives of the CFP and of its market pillar, the CMO, and the Commission believes that such dialogue is equally essential during the consultation phase on these reports.

Both the CFP and the CMO  online questionnaires follow the chapters of the two Regulations.  The questionnaires are part of targeted stakeholder consultations, which will help the Commission collect information on the functioning of the CFP and CMO. They are designed to collect information about what does and does not work well, any shortcomings in how the two regulations are implemented, and to highlight good practices, innovative tools and/or processes implemented by stakeholders and Member States. The CFP questionnaire will be the basis for more in-depth discussions at regional level starting in April 2022.

To close the consultation process, the Commission will organise a stakeholder event on Friday 10 June 2022.

The final reports will also be based on the supporting studies, referred to in the corresponding chapters of the questionnaires, as well as the on-going initiatives and reports in the PECH committee.

Make you voice heard! – findthe QUESTIONNAIRES here:

CFP: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/TargetedConsultation2022ReportCFP

CMO: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/TargetedConsultation2022ReportCMO