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

  • Fishing boat

    EU taxpayers’ money should protect fisheries, not keep unsustainable ones afloat

    EU funds that support the fishing and maritime sectors sound like a good idea. But when taxpayers’ money is used to prop up environmentally and economically unsustainable fishing, it’s time these harmful subsidies come to an end.

  • EU flag

    Pressure mounts on EU council to be more transparent

    In a win for democracy and transparency, the EU Ombudsman has criticised the Council of the European Union following our legal complaint over transparency.

  • photo of fisherman to illustrate story saying Commission fishing quota proposal ignores scientist call to catch 60% less plaice

    Two biggest recipients of EU fisheries fund misused EU tax payer money, report finds

    In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment.

  • EU fishing boats

    EU ministers’ decision to continue overfishing could face legal challenge

    Our lawyers have warned that European fisheries ministers’ decision to set unsustainable fishing limits for 2020 breaches EU law and could result in legal action.

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    Team

  • Elisabeth Druel

  • Jenni Grossmann

  • IMage of Flaminia Tacconi, lenvironmental lawyer at ClientEarth

    Flaminia Tacconi

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