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

  • 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.

  • Key EU countries are to blame for unsustainable fishing limits – new report

    Key EU countries have repeatedly pushed for unsustainable fishing limits in the North East Atlantic while other countries have failed to stop them, our new report reveals.

  • 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.

  • Resources

    Team

  • Elisabeth Druel

  • Jenni Grossmann

  • IMage of Flaminia Tacconi, lenvironmental lawyer at ClientEarth

    Flaminia Tacconi

  • Latest documents