Evaluation of EU Commission Consultation on Fishing Opportunities for 2015 under the Common Fisheries Policy
Ecologic Institute analyzed stakeholder submissions to the European Commission's public consultation on fishing opportunities for 2015. The consultation generated widespread interest from a range of stakeholders: the fishing sector, public authorities, scientists, fisheries advisory councils, citizens, and NGOs. The evaluation demonstrates that stakeholders are concerned by overfishing and that most of them have a good understanding of the issues at stake, including the objective to recover fish stocks to levels above those capable of producing the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The report is available for download.
Many submissions include tangible suggestions on how to overcome the challenges of implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, (CFP) without delay.