Fleet overcapacity is driving overfishing


We call on MEPs to:

  • set a deadline for Member States to achieve an effective balance between their fishing capacity and fishing opportunities that effectively supports the 2015 MSY stock recovery target;
  • strengthen the mechanisms that govern fishing capacity management; and
  • ensure that the allocation of fleet-related subsidies under the new Maritime and Fisheries Fund is made conditional upon Member States’ progress in achieving an effective balance between fishing capacity and available fishing opportunities.

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Charlotte Masiello-Riome

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