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Fisheries Subsidies

Birdlife Europe, WWF, Greenpeace, Oceana and OCEAN2012 have issued several briefings on the Commission's proposal for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The EMFF outlines new directions for EU fisheries subsidies. However, it falls short of funding the necessary shift to sustainable fisheries. Birdlife, WWF, Greenpeace, Oceana and OCEAN2012 have made recommendations for improving the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament.

MSY Explained

What is MSY? In population ecology and economics, MSY is the largest average yield (catch) that can theoretically be taken from a species’ stock over an indefinite period under constant environmental conditions. It is usually measured in tonnes.

To have a viable and thriving fishing sector, the size of fish stocks must be above levels where they can produce the maximum sustainable yield over an indefinite timeframe.

Fish Week Events

June 8 - Aug 31, 2012

Join the third European Fish Weeks! OCEAN2012 and citizens across Europe are organising public events to raise awareness of overfishing and of decision-makers’ responsibility to end it. To date over 50 events are scheduled in 12 EU member states. Find an event near you, or it's not to late to organise your own!