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Evaluation of EU Commission Consultation on Fishing Opportunities for 2015 under the Common Fisheries Policy

Evaluation of EU Commission Consultation on Fishing Opportunities for 2015 under the Common Fisheries Policy

Stakeholders are concerned by overfishing calling for stringent application of the new CFP in a clear and transparent manner.

Ecologic Institute analyzed stakeholder submissions to the European Commission's public consultation on fishing opportunities for 2015. The consultation generated widespread interest from a range of stakeholders: the fishing sector, public authorities, scientists, fisheries advisory councils, citizens, and NGOs. The evaluation demonstrates that stakeholders are concerned by overfishing and that most of them have a good understanding of the issues at stake, including the objective to recover fish stocks to levels above those capable of producing the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The report is available for download.

Many submissions include tangible suggestions on how to overcome the challenges of implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy, (CFP) without delay.


Citation

Altvater, Susanne; Katrina Abhold and Lucy Olivia Smith 2015: Evaluation of EU Commission consultation on fishing opportunities for 2015 under the Common Fisheries Policy. Ecologic Institute, Berlin.

Language
English
Credits

Ecologic Institute would like to thank Stéphan Beaucher, Maria Calaf, Gonçalo Carvalho, Markus Knigge, Justyna Niewolewska, Jenny Teerikangas and Mike Walker for their support.

Funding
Year
2015
Dimension
19 pp.
Project ID
2548
Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1 Background

2 Methodology

3 Results
3.1 Analysis of submissions
3.2 Analysis of submissions received
3.2.1 Question 1: BMSY objective
3.2.2 Question 2: Information on stock status
3.2.3 Question 3A: Delay of FMSY to 2020
3.2.4 Question 3B: More guidance on delay requests
3.2.5 Question 3C: Timetables for FMSY 2020
3.2.6 Question 4: Implementation of PA

Conclusions

Annex: Evaluation template

Keywords
Common Fisheries Policy, Stakeholder, Public consultation, Fishing opportunities, Europe