Towards low-impact and socially sustainable fishing

Briefing on the implementation of Article 17 of the CFP on allocation criteria

Publication - June 11, 2014
The recent CFP reform has delivered substantial progress, in particular in relation to provisions on stock and fleet management and the allocation of fishing opportunities. However, its success will critically rely on the political will of governments.

Fisherman at Work in Sicily, Italy

In this briefing, Greenpeace presents its expectations regarding the implementation of Article 17 of the new CFP, which requires governments to allocate fishing opportunities based on environmental, social and economic criteria, moving away from the focus on historic catch levels. Moreover, governments are requested to apply the criteria in such a way that creates incentives for the use of selective and low-impact fishing methods. 

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