NGOs call on European fisheries ministers to end overfishing

Publication - November 27, 2014
On 15 and 16 December, European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels will decide on 2015 fishing limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean. Over 130 organisations have signed a letter asking them to end overfishing.

The decision on fish stocks will be taken in the context of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, which requires European countries to end overfishing by 2015 where possible and on a progressive basis by 2020 at the latest for all stocks.

Any delay in ending overfishing will simply prolong environmental degradation and socioeconomic hardship by the fishing sector.

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