Fleet overcapacity is driving overfishing

We call on MEPs to:

  • set a deadline for Member States to achieve an effective balance between their fishing capacity and fishing opportunities that effectively supports the 2015 MSY stock recovery target;
  • strengthen the mechanisms that govern fishing capacity management; and
  • ensure that the allocation of fleet-related subsidies under the new Maritime and Fisheries Fund is made conditional upon Member States’ progress in achieving an effective balance between fishing capacity and available fishing opportunities.