Europeche

The NFFO is a member of Europeche, the European Association of national fishing federations and organisations.

Europeche

In recent years, Europeche has struggled to adapt to the changing political landscape, in the form of the arrival of regional advisory councils and co-decision making in which the Lisbon Treaty has delivered an enhanced role to the European Parliament in fisheries decisions.

The Federation is centrally involved in reinvigorating the organisation because it is inconceivable that the European fishing sector doesn’t have a strong clear presence in Brussels to make its case. In future it is likely that Europeche will concentrate on working with the Commission, Council of Ministers and European Parliament on co-decision issues, whilst co-ordinating with the regional advisory councils to avoid duplication.