The legality of mandatory transferable fishing concessions

The mandatory introduction of a system of transferable fishing concessions (TFCs) (rather than the simple allocation of fishing quota/fishing opportunities) under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) proposal is unlawful.

If a system of transferable fishing opportunities is to be part of the proposal, then, legally, such a system needs to be voluntary and cannot be mandatory. Alternatively, a simple system for the allocation of quota/fishing opportunities or fishing rights (without the ability to transfer those fishing rights) would be possible.

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Published October 29, 2015
Found in Common Fisheries PolicyOceans