EU fisheries law requires that we end overfishing, and following scientific advice is essential to achieving this.
Ending overfishing will not only mean the European Union is complying with its own laws and international obligations, it will also mean healthier seas and a healthier fishing industry.
Scientific advice tells us how many fish we can catch before the population of fish starts to drop to unsustainable levels. We use our legal and scientific expertise to advise on how laws need to be implemented, and to help everyone understand how this can be achieved.
Read our briefing on the legal requirement to fish at sustainable levels.