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Fisheries & Seafood | 1 June 2014

Considerations regarding the landing obligation in the new CFP
Fisheries & Seafood
Fisheries Policy
Wildlife & habitats

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Considerations regarding the landing obligation in the new CFP

This briefing highlights important points that should be considered when evaluating the landing obligation under the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It emphasises that, rather than being a blanket ban on discarding, what the new CFP establishes is a partial landing obligation, covering species subject to catch limits, with a number of exemptions and flexibilities that will need to be applied sensibly and lawfully to produce good results.