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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 7 December 2018

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Fisheries Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [4 December 2018, as amended 6

 

December 2018].

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

78

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(A1)    

Any public authority with any function relating to fishing activities or fisheries

 

management must exercise those functions to achieve or contribute to the

 

achievement of the fisheries objectives.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

“(1A)    

Any public authority with functions relating to fisheries activities or fisheries

 

management must have regard to the fisheries objectives in the exercise of those

 

functions.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would place a duty on public authorities to have regard to the fisheries objectives

 

in exercising their fisheries functions.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

37

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

the public asset objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add to the fisheries objectives the “public asset” objective, defined in

 

Amendment 38.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

39

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

the marine planning objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add to the fisheries objectives the “marine planning” objective, defined in

 

Amendment 40.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

41

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

the safety and workforce objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add to the fisheries objectives the ‘safety and workforce’ objective, defined

 

in Amendment 42.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

43

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

The climate change and international agreements objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add to the fisheries objectives the ‘climate change and international

 

agreements’ objective, defined in Amendment 44.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 7 December 2018                  

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

45

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  11,  after “marine” insert “and aquatic”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add the avoidance of the degradation of the aquatic environment to the

 

definition of the “ecosystem objective”.

 

Peter Aldous

 

79

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

to ensure that fishing activities are managed in a manner that contributes

 

to the achievement of good environmental status as set out in Article 1 of

 

Directive 2008/56/EC and is consistent with all other international and

 

domestic environmental legislation.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

46

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

to facilitate generation of accurate real-time scientific data from both

 

research and all fishing vessels.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add the generation of accurate real-time scientific data to the definition of

 

the “scientific evidence objective”.

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

to ensure full documentation of catches.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure the UK achieves full documentation of catches to give

 

a true picture of what is being removed from the sea and in order to provide accurate scientific

 

data to ensure effective management of the shared stocks in UK waters.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

47

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  21,  after “area” insert “, fishing opportunity, or entitlement

 

for any resources”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These amendments would extend the definition of the “equal access objective” to cover equal

 

access to fishing opportunities.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 7 December 2018                  

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

individual measures introduced by—

 

(i)    

the Marine Management Organisation

 

(ii)    

the Scottish Ministers,

 

(iii)    

the Welsh Ministers, or

 

(iv)    

the Northern Ireland department.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To ensure that any measures introduced by a ‘relevant national authority’ do not impact on the

 

equal access objective.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

38

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The “public asset objective” is to manage fisheries, and the rights to exploit those

 

fisheries, as a shared resource and public asset held in stewardship for the public

 

good.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment defines the “public asset” objectives.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

40

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The “marine planning objective” is to ensure that any policies are compatible

 

with any marine plans prepared pursuant to Part 3 of the Marine and Coastal

 

Access Act 2009.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment defines the “marine planning” objective.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

42

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The “safety and workforce objective” is—

 

(a)    

to protect and enhance the safety of workers in fishing activities,

 

(b)    

to set and protect minimum standards for wages, terms and conditions of

 

employment in fishing activities,

 

(c)    

to prevent modern slavery in fishing activities, and


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

to ensure the application and enforcement of the national minimum wage

 

by HMRC on fishing vessels within the United Kingdom’s Exclusive

 

Economic Zone.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment defines the “safety and workforce” objective.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

44

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The climate change and international agreements objective is to ensure that

 

fisheries policy aims to ensure compliance with the United Kingdom‘s

 

obligations under—

 

(a)    

the United Nations Paris Agreement under the United Nations

 

Framework Convention on Climate Change,

 

(b)    

the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild

 

Fauna and Flora,

 

(c)    

the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the Cartagena

 

Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity,

 

(d)    

the Convention on the Law of the Sea,

 

(e)    

the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

(ICESCR),

 

(f)    

the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment defines the “climate change and international agreements” objective.

 

Peter Aldous

 

80

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

The fisheries policy authorities mush publish, on at least an annual basis, an

 

update on progress made against the fisheries objectives.”

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

87

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert “and their policies for distribution of fishing

 

opportunities.”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 7 December 2018                  

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

50

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(j)    

promoting the development of fishing and aquaculture activities that

 

conserve, enhance or restore the marine and aquatic environment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add promoting activities to conserve, enhance or restore the marine and

 

aquatic environment to the policies to be included in the fisheries statements.

 

Peter Aldous

 

88

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(j)    

distributing fishing opportunities.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

48

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

For the purposes of this Act, a “UK fisheries statement” is a statement made

 

jointly by the fisheries policy authorities on progress towards achieving the

 

fisheries objectives.

 

(3B)    

The first UK fisheries statement must be published within 12 months of this

 

section coming into force, and each subsequent UK fisheries statement must be

 

published within 12 months of the previous statement being published.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add a requirement on the fisheries policy authorities to publish a joint “UK

 

fisheries statement” within 12 months of the section being brought into force

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

49

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must annually lay a statement before Parliament on

 

progress towards achieving the fisheries objectives.

 

(3B)    

The first such statement under subsection (3A) must be laid before Parliament

 

within 12 months of this section coming into force.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would add a requirement on the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament an

 

annual statement on progress towards achieving the fisheries objectives.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 7 December 2018                  

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Peter Aldous

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

the Minister with responsibility for English fisheries.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To set the Minister with responsibility for English fisheries at an equal level to Scottish Ministers,

 

Welsh Ministers and the Northern Ireland department.

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

A dispute resolution mechanism will be established by regulations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To establish a formal dispute resolution mechanism to resolve any disputes between different

 

national relevant authorities.

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

51

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations establish a system to resolve disputes

 

between fisheries policy authorities that result in no joint fisheries statement

 

being published.

 

(6)    

In establishing the system under subsection (5), the Secretary of State must in

 

particular ensure that the dispute resolution system makes provision to require the

 

fisheries policy authorities to make use of the system if it appears that no JFS will

 

be published by 1 January 2021 due to disputes between the fisheries policy

 

authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide for the Secretary of State to establish a system for resolving a

 

dispute between the fisheries policy authorities which could otherwise result in no joint fisheries

 

statement being published.

 


 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

52

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  10,  leave out “before 1 January 2021” and insert “at the latest

 

one calendar year from the date of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European

 

Union.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the fisheries statements are published no more than one year

 

after the UK leaves the EU.


 
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