EU fisheries ministers gather in Luxembourg to torpedo controversial Commission proposal
April 27 2012
“The new CFP must stop overfishing and reward those who fish in more environmentally and socially responsible ways with preferential access to fish resources. The Commission has overlooked the importance of binding the social fabric of coastal communities with a healthy marine environment by awarding those who fish more sustainable with priority access to fish.”
- Provide priority access to fish resources for those who fish in the most environmentally and socially sustainable way;
- Not impose Transferable Fishing Concessions on member states but instead provide a range of tools for the management of access to fishing opportunities;
- Include concrete timelines for the development and adoption of multi-annual plans.
Notes to the Editor:
For more details, including a list of the over 158 signatory organisations to the declaration
Access Criteria to Reward Responsible Fishing and other OCEAN2012 and joint NGO briefings on the CFP reform can be found in our publications section.
OCEAN2012 is an alliance 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.
OCEAN2012 was initiated, and is co-ordinated, by the Pew Environment Group, the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-governmental organisation working to end overfishing in the world´s oceans.
The steering group of OCEAN2012 consists of the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements, Ecologistas en Acción, The Fisheries Secretariat, nef (new economics foundation), the Pew Environment Group and Seas At Risk.