Common Fisheries Policy

We believe in healthy seas full of fish. Our ambitious advocacy helped create a better fisheries law for Europe. Now, we’re working to make sure it really does fight overfishing.

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Common Fisheries Policy

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Common Fisheries Policy

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Common Fisheries Policy

  • Our complaint triggers EU Ombudsman fishing quotas investigation

    The European Ombudsman has officially announced the start of an inquiry following our complaint against the EU Council’s lack of transparency over fishing quotas.

  • We challenge EU’s lack of transparency around fishing quotas

    We are challenging the lack of transparency and public scrutiny around European decisions that set unsustainable fishing quotas behind closed doors.

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    European fisheries vote undermines sustainable fishing targets

    Environmental lawyers warn that today’s European Parliament vote approving a new fisheries plan for waters off western Europe will jeopardise restoring fish stocks to sustainable levels.

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    Commission sends formal warning to Denmark for failing to properly control fisheries

    Environmental organisations ClientEarth and Our Fish have welcomed a decision by the European Commission to follow-up on infringement proceedings against Denmark for failing to properly control fishing practices.

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    Team

  • Elisabeth Druel

  • Jenni Grossmann

  • IMage of Flaminia Tacconi, lenvironmental lawyer at ClientEarth

    Flaminia Tacconi

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