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Pew has established a European Marine Programme office in Brussels in our pursuit to end global overfishing and reduce destruction of the world's oceans.
The European Union (EU) has one of the largest fishing fleets in the world. It is also the world's largest importer of fisheries products. However, fisheries management policies in the EU are often poorly developed or not fully implemented. As a consequence, the EU is contributing to the widespread overfishing of the oceans. Our work aims to produce significant improvements in European fisheries monitoring, control and enforcement systems.
A whole-scale reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is scheduled for completion in 2012. The reform is an opportunity to contribute to the discussion on how our marine habitat and fisheries are managed. Pew has responded by initiating and co-ordinating OCEAN2012. OCEAN2012 is a coalition of organisations dedicated to transforming European Fisheries Policy to stop overfishing, end destructive fishing practices and deliver fair and equitable use of healthy fish stocks.
To learn more about the European Marine Programme, please visit www.pewenvironment.eu.
Jun 03, 2013 - European legislators late last week took a huge step toward ending overfishing by agreeing that most European Union fish stocks will be fished sustainably by 2015 and all stocks by 2020.
Apr 11, 2013 - As negotiations on the reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, enter the final and decisive stage, more than 217 civil society groups are calling on EU fisheries ministers to support an end to overfishing and the speedy restoration of fish stocks.
Feb 06, 2013 - The European Union voted February 6 with an overwhelming majority to restore the fish stocks by 2020.
Mar 31, 2010 - This report assesses the environmental and social impacts of the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), running from 2000 to 2006, using a range of quantitative and qualitative information.
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Nov 04, 2008 - The Pew Environment Group commissioned this research which makes a preliminary investigation into the level of the economic, social and environmental costs of IUU fishing at the wide scale of EU fisheries and Member States.
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