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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To inform proposals for multiannual fishing plans, the European Commission asked the International Councilfor the Exploration of the Sea to develop ranges “around” the upper fishing limit specified in the reformedCommon Fisheries Policy (CFP). As a result, these ranges include fishing limits that are higher than thoseset in the CFP. Comparing the ranges against the scientific advice on 2016... Read More
European Union fisheries ministers agreed early on Dec. 16 on fishing limits for 2016, amending the proposal made last month by the European Commission. The Commission had proposed many limits in line with scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Read More