Atlantic and North Sea: Fishing opportunities for 2019
Ministers are due to agree on the 2019 fishing opportunities for the Atlantic and North Sea. The Council is responsible for fixing total allowable catches and allocating fishing opportunities. Decisions are taken on the basis of a proposal from the European Commission and scientific advice from the international council for the exploration of the sea (ICES).
Future of the CAP post 2020
The Council will also take stock of the progress made under Austrian presidency on the post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package. The three legislative proposals are designed to make the CAP fit for the future.
EU bioeconomy strategy
The Council will have an exchange of views on the EU bioeconomy strategy which was recently updated by the Commission. The strategy aims to improve and scale up the sustainable use of renewable resources to address global and local challenges such as climate change and sustainable development.
Along with a variety of issues, ministers will be informed on:
- plant proteins
- forest damages in the EU
- fibronil incident
- establishment of an international centre for antimicrobial resistance solutions