The stalemate between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers over a long-term management plan for fisheries in the Baltic could soon be over. Last June, the Parliament walked away from negotiations because the Council would not recognise the legally binding sustainable fishing limits in the reformed Common Fisheries Policy. Negotiations picked up again in autumn last year, and a potentially decisive meeting is scheduled for 15 March 2016.
In anticipation of this meeting, the CEO of ClientEarth wrote this letter to every member of the fisheries committee of the European Parliament, urging them to continue to defend the requirement in the Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing by 2020. The Council’s position – which would allow overfishing to continue beyond this date – is not in line with this requirement and must continue to not be accepted by Parliamentarians.
|Published||March 8, 2016|
|Found in||Common Fisheries PolicyOceans|