Ensuring effective implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy
At the start of 2014, a new era began for fisheries management in the European Union. A new Common Fisheries Policy, aiming to restore EU fish stocks, entered into force. For the previous five years, Pew and 192 other organizations worked through the OCEAN2012 coalition to support an ambitious reform. Though that process proved successful, overfishing is far from over. The legislation must be implemented well on the water if the new policy is to achieve its aims.
To make this happen, Pew launched a campaign that focuses on ending overfishing in northwestern European waters.
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Fisheries management in the European Union entered a new era in 2014 when the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) went into force. The CFP stipulates an end to overfishing in EU waters with the goal of restoring fish stocks to productive levels. To ensure effective and legally robust decision-making under the CFP, the framework for advice on fishing limits must reflect the newly agreed-upon... Read More
EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella Meets With NGOs Working on Ocean Conservation at Pew's Washington Office
Karmenu Vella leads discussion on a number of important issues, including overfishing, illegal fishing and ocean governance in the EU. Read More
In early June, we explained how negotiations on a multi-annual plan (MAP) for certain fish stocks in the Baltic Sea had entered their final phase. Nearly two months later, there is still no agreement. Why? Negotiators have hit an impasse, caused by an apparent lack of motivation by some to fully implement the European Union’s reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Read More