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North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015

Sustainability Politics

EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea.

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In 2014 there were 27 fisheries, while the projection for 2015 would add nine more if fishing quotas decided by the Agriculture and Fisheries Council last December are respected.

This improvement is the result of strong efforts by the European fishing industry, the TACs agreed by Member States in line with the scientific advice, better controls, more dialogue and trust among stakeholders.

With the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in 2014, this number is expected to increase further, in particular with the entry into force of the new landing obligations and multiannual management plans.

For a full list of the fisheries, please click here.