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Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Volume 591: debated on Thursday 22 January 2015

The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 26 January in Brussels. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (George Eustice) will represent the UK. Richard Lochhead MSP and Rebecca Evans AM will also attend.

There are both agriculture and fisheries items on this month’s agenda.

On fisheries, there will be a presentation by the Commission followed by an exchange of views on the proposal for a regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks. On agriculture, the Commission will provide information on the Russian ban on EU agricultural products.

There are currently two Any Other Business items:

Landing obligation

The future of the sugar sector