Common Fisheries Policy Reform – EC Proposal & Consultation

Closes 10th November 2011.

On July 13th, the European Commission launched proposals for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The proposals build on a 2009 Green Paper and 2010 public consultation to form a ‘radical approach’ to fisheries management in Europe.

The plans will secure both fish stocks and fishermen’s livelihood for the future while putting an end to overfishing and depletion of fish stocks. The reform will introduce a decentralised approach to science-based fisheries management by region and sea basin, and introduce better governance standards in the EU and on the international level through sustainable fisheries agreements.

For more information, including a full list of proposals download the full press release. Alternatively, visit the EC Fisheries website for further downloads and reports.

Update: A consultation has been opened on the proposals by Defra. Details can be found here:

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