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  • Unwaters known

    Imagine if European waters had enough fish to feed an additional 160 million EU citizens; if our fishing industry yielded an additional revenue of €3.2 billion each year and created up to 100,000 new jobs. This could be a reality if we let fish stocks grow to their maximum sustainable yield (MSY) by setting appropriate catch quotas. The sooner fish stocks are returned to sustainable levels... Read More

  • Deep trouble

    Vulnerable deep-sea species and habitats are subject to some of the most destructive fishing practices still in use by EU fleets. Deep-sea bottom trawling causes significant environmental damage and fails to make a positive economic return. Such activities are heavily subsidised by EU taxpayers. EU authorities now have a chance to stop this waste of economic, environmental and social value. Read More

  • NGO nonpaper on aid for fleet renewal

    A proposal in the draft compromise amendments on the EMFF is to introduce fleet renewal subsidies  for small-scale and coastal fishing vessels older than 35 years under the condition that engine capacity must be reduced and that the vessel must use more selective gear is extremely risky. This measure will clearly increase fishing capacity, undermine management plans and threaten the recovery... Read More

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