FEBRUARY 26 2013
Today EU fisheries ministers struggled to reach agreement on a discards ban and finalise their position on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) ahead of negotiations with the European Parliament. On February 6th, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly, 502 vs. 137, in favour of an ambitious reform of the CFP, including a discards ban without exceptions and loopholes.Read more
FEBRUARY 06 2013
For decades, the European Union has failed to prevent overfishing but today, in an historic vote, an overwhelming majority, 502 vs. 137 members of the European Parliament called for the restoration of fish stocks by 2020.Read more
Birdlife Europe, WWF, Greenpeace, Oceana and OCEAN2012 have issued several briefings on the Commission's proposal for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
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!