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This advocacy paper highlights key findings and recommendations of ClientEarth’s comprehensive report on the setting of Total Allowable Catches (TACs) during the past five December Council processes. It calls on key decision-makers, including the European Commission, the Council of EU fisheries ministers and representatives of individual Member States, to meet the 2020 deadline to end overfishing in the EU by setting sustainable TACs in line with scientific advice at the upcoming December Council meeting. It also serves as an overview of past failures and issues to be addressed before the 2020 MSY deadline to Members of the European Parliament, who are not formally involved in the TAC-setting process, but can play a crucial role in keeping the other decision-makers in check to ensure that they deliver on the sustainability commitments made during the 2013 reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
ClientEarth report: Taking stock – are TACs set to achieve MSY?
Taking stock – are TACs set to achieve MSY? – Annex II
Taking stock – are TACs set to achieve MSY? – Annex III
Taking stock – are TACs set to achieve MSY? – Annex V