Statement

NGOs urge improvements to Fisheries Committee working document on the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

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BirdLife Europe, Greenpeace, Oceana, OCEAN2012 and WWF work together for an ambitious reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which should:  
  • restore fish stocks to healthy levels;
  • end overfishing by shifting to environmentally sustainable fishing practices; and
  • reduce damage to marine ecosystems.

Efforts to eliminate EU subsidies that incentivise andsupport overfishing, and shift funds to support sustainable fisheries and healthy marine ecosystems play a crucial role in achieving these objectives.

Alain Cadec’s draft report includes several improvements to the Commission proposal but fails to live up to the need for a fundamental reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and its associated funding instrument.

Read the full NGO statement here.

For further information, please contact:

Johanna Karhu BirdLife Europe +32 (0)2 238 50 93 johanna.karhu@birdlife.org

Saskia Richartz Greenpeace +32 (0)2 274 19 02 Saskia.Richartz@greenpeace.org

Cathrine Schirmer OCEAN2012 Coalition +32 (0)483 66 69 67 cschirmer@pewtrusts.org

Vanya Vulperhorst Oceana +32 (0)479 92 70 29 vvulperhorst@oceana.org

Rita Santos WWF +32 (0)2 761 04 22 rsantos@wwf.eu

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