Member states are not using the money from the EU to enforce CFP rules, like ensuring that only the allowed quantities of fish are caught. The EU is now proposing to reallocate these funds.
A report released today by the European Commission paints a misleadingly positive impression of progress towards sustainable fishing.
Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?
Over 80% of seafood in supermarkets is now labelled and sourced responsibly, after a 2011 study found that shops were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims on their fish.
Overfishing remains a serious threat to the ocean and to industry, as EU ministers once again set quotas with little regard for the law or scientific advice.