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.

common-fisheries-policy-intro-slider-001

Common Fisheries Policy

common-fisheries-policy-intro-slider-002

Common Fisheries Policy

common-fisheries-policy-intro-slider-003

Common Fisheries Policy

  • EU watchdog piles pressure on the Council over fishing quota transparency following our complaint

    The EU Ombudsman has demanded the Council of the European Union release more information on fishing quota negotiations between governments.

  • IUU fishing is one of the greatest threats to marine biodiversity:

    Spain should continue to tackle illegal fishing – other EU member states must follow.

    ClientEarth legal experts have produced a briefing for European policy makers outlining the importance of imposing significant deterrent sanctions and penalties against citizens and organisations that have taken part in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

  • Lawyers allege illegal fishing activities in North Sea nature reserve

    ClientEarth has lodged an official complaint with the European Commission over what we say is illegal management of protected North Sea nature reserves, which have been left decimated by damaging fishing practices.

  • 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.

  • Resources

    Team

  • Elisabeth Druel

  • Jenni Grossmann

  • IMage of Flaminia Tacconi, lenvironmental lawyer at ClientEarth

    Flaminia Tacconi

  • Latest documents