Fishery: Beginners’ Guide to the Reform of EU Fish Subsidies

Author: Fish For the Future
Year published: 2013

On May 30, 2013, the European Parliament and the EU member states agreed on the main issues on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). But a final regulation remains in the fisheries reform package: that governing the money. Fish For the Future (FFF) has developed an infographic (broschure) which explains the Reform of EU Fish Subsidies. 

Next week, July 10, 2013, the Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament will vote on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). For the moment it does not look good. The Parliament suggests subsidies for everything, which will lead to a too large fleet with low profitability and high risk of overfishing.

Fish For the Future
Fish For the Future is a cross-party group of MEPs who want to end overfishing and rebuild fish stocks. They want public money to be used to help all fishermen – for example by improving data collection, supporting the transition to more selective fishing, and supporting fisheries dependent communities by adding more value to fisheries and by diversifying their activities into other maritime sectors. They do not want public money to be used to build new fishing vessels or other measures that increase fishing capacity.

Make your voice heard. Share the guide (easy sharing below the image) – and tell your MEP to support Fish For the Future.

BalticSea2020 also work to improve the fisheries policy. Since the foundation started its work in 2006, BalticSea2020 has helped influence EU fisheries legislation and has launched several projects to restore viable stocks of predator fish, focusing on active efforts for the recovery of the Baltic cod population. Read more about BalticSea2020s work in the CFP Reform program.

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Design and production of this leaflet was funded by BalticSea2020. Fish For the Future is responsible for the content of the leaflet.