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The Price of Plunder

Publication | February 27, 2012 at 15:51

The fundamental problem facing Europe’s fishing industry is overcapacity: its fleet is catching far more than current fish stocks can bear. Under the broken governance of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Europe’s waters have been...

Fisheries Council comment

Press release | December 20, 2012 at 13:57

Brussels, 20 December 2012 - Greenpeace is critical of last night’s deal on fish quotas for 2013, as it allows more fish to be caught than is sustainable. However, ministers for the first time have shown a level of discipline that has not been...

Fisheries ministers play for time on stock recovery

Press release | May 14, 2012 at 12:31

Brussels - European fisheries ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss a major reform of EU fishing rules. The main items on the table are the recovery of fish stocks to sustainable levels by the proposed target date of 2015, and...

NGOs concerned over threats to block EU fisheries reform

Press release | April 30, 2013 at 19:05

Today, following a meeting with Irish fisheries minister and chair of the EU fisheries Council, Simon Coveney, European civil society and conservation groups expressed their concern about the threat of delays or the possible collapse of...

Monster boats nov 2014

Publication | November 3, 2014 at 18:37

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Fisheries Council: Greenpeace calls on ministers to focus on fish stock recovery

Press release | December 17, 2013 at 9:30

Brussels – As EU fisheries ministers convene in Brussels today to discuss the 2014 fish quotas, Greenpeace is calling on them to honour their commitment to end overfishing by 2015 by limiting catches to sustainable levels. Ministers will agree...

Report: Onboard Employment

Publication | March 18, 2014 at 15:00

European fisheries are facing an unsustainable situation in which previously rich, diverse fish stocks have been decimated, giving rise to an ecological, social and ultimately, economic crisis. Having depleted resources in European waters, the EU...

Europe’s fish stocks and fishing communities face further decline without strict...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:06

Brussels - With more than 40 per cent of Atlantic and North Sea fish stocks assessed as overfished, EU ministers meeting today and tomorrow must set strict quotas for 2016 to end overfishing. Ministers are expected to conclude their work late on...

EU ministers sell out on promise to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 4:23

Brussels – Early on Wednesday morning, EU ministers reached a disappointing agreement on 2016 fishing quotas that endorses continued overfishing of stocks in the Northeast Atlantic and the North Sea [1].

Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) legal briefing

Publication | September 30, 2015 at 10:55

This briefing analyses the provisions in Article 2(2) of the CFP Regulation (1380/2013) and explains the scientific rationale for imposing an obligation to limit exploitation rates below the FMSY reference point.

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