Development of these proposals began with workshops held in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Since then they have developed to meet the European Commission's information requirements.
Following consultation between September and November 2016 and earlier publication in April 2017 the proposals have now been updated and published below. We have requested that other member states confirm that the proposals had sufficient information to proceed to the formal negotiation stage.
We are now consulting other member states and the advisory councils to ascertain whether the proposals have sufficient information to become joint recommendations. As part of the process we will take into account views on the design of the specific management measures.