The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee is responsible for scrutinising the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy and other aspects of maritime development. The Committee is working towards the long-term viability of the marine environment and fish stocks, the livelihoods of fishermen and the future of fisheries-related industries and coastal communities.
John represents the ECR Group and the UK Conservative delegation as a member on the Fisheries Committee. He is leading several legislative files through the committee:
– Opinion on the EU Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy on behalf of the Fisheries committee
– Own-initiative report for the optimisation of the value chain in the EU fishing sector
– Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Mauritius.