Progress on overfishing is at risk as EU quotas continue to be set above scientific advice

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Series Details 17.02.16
Publication Date 17/02/2016
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Under the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, quotas are set on the amount of fish that can be caught by member states. Griffin Carpenter discusses the latest negotiations over fishing quotas for 2016. He states that with seven out of ten quotas set above the level dictated by scientific advice, progress on increasing the sustainability of European fish stocks is now at risk.

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European Commission: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: Fisheries: CFP: Fishing rules: TACs and quotas
NEF: Issues: Fisheries
ESO: Find further information on Total Allowable Catches (TACs)
Oceana Europe: Promoting Responsible Fishing Policies: Total Allowable Catches (TACs)

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