Statement

No Aid for Engine Modernisation or Replacement Under the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

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Summary

The CFP has failed to prevent overfishing in the EU: 63% of the assessed stocks in the Atlantic, 82% of the assessed stocks in the Mediterranean, and four out of six assessed stocks in the Baltic are all overfished. The European Commission has recognised overcapacity as one of the key drivers of overfishing, and has acknowledged that subsidies have contributed to this imbalance through artificially maintaining excess fishing capacity.  The Pew Environment Group, OCEAN2012, WWF, Oceana, Greenpeace and BirdLife Europe and Seas At Risk ask to delink public funding from fishing overcapacity.

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