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Question 15 February 2013 C Davies (ALDE-LibDems)
Subject: Marine conservation around Gibraltar
With regard to the area up to 5 km from and around the coast of Gibraltar:
1. Which Member State(s) is/are legally responsible for supervision and control of fishing activities?
2. Which Member State(s) is/are legally responsible for activities affecting the seabed?
3. Are any Natura 2000 sites located within the area and, if so, which Member State(s) is/are responsible for their management and protection?
Answer 3 April 2013 Commissioner Potočnik
The Commission is not in a position to comment on the legal responsibilities of Member States in the area in question, as jurisdictional issues concerning these marine waters are a matter for Member States to address in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.