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.
Ending overfishing in north-western Europe
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Four years after the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) entered into force, the 2020 deadline to end overfishing in European Union waters is quickly approaching. Read More
As a 2020 deadline to end overfishing in European Union waters approaches, a new report measures the progress that fisheries ministers have made in setting sustainable fishing limits to implement the EU’s reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which took effect in 2014. Read More
As their annual end-to-the-year meeting closed on 13 December, the 28 fisheries ministers who sit on the Council of the European Union again set some fishing limits for Atlantic Ocean and North Sea stocks higher than scientists had advised and higher than the European Commission had proposed. Council deliberations went through the night and officials have not yet made all the details available on... Read More