Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/04/18

Common Fisheries Policy reform: Consistency is key

Fishing net“What are the lessons we can learn for the future of our Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)? To find the answer, we need to know the direction we’re heading and what the challenges are.

Inconsistency leaves the door open to interpretation.

The current regulation sets the objectives for the CFP. One of the articles – Article 2 – talks about ensuring that resource exploitation maintains fish stock populations above levels that can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY).

This is an excellent objective, as it would mean abundant fish stocks, well above current levels for many stocks.

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Unfortunately, in negotiations with Council and with the support of the Commission, another objective was added to the same paragraph, to “achieve the maximum sustainable yield exploitation rate by 2020”.”

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Fonte: The Parliament Magazine, 15 de abril de 2019.


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