FEATURE | Euro fish stocks increase 36% in last decade

The European Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) annual report on the performance of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), particularly concerning the progress towards achieving sustainable fisheries, showed that the stock status has significantly improved in the North-East Atlantic with an overall downward trend in the fishing pressure over the period 2003-2017.

Progress in achieving sustainable fisheries in the EU

The European Commission (EC) has launched its annual consultation on setting fishing opportunities for 2018, accompanied by a communication which, besides setting the traditional principles underpinning the EC's proposal for Atlantic and North Sea fish quotas (TACs) in 2018, gives an overview on the progress made towards the achievement of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) objectives.

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