About: fisheries policy

Science must finally become the foundation of our marine policies

2021 marks the start of the UN Decade on Ocean Science – a chance to move away from past mistakes where EU decisions were not always made based on the best-available science or even went against scientific advice, writes Antonia Leroy.
Brexit 14-12-2020

UK readies navy to protect fishing if Brexit talks fail

Britain on Saturday (12 December) readied armed Royal Navy ships to patrol its fishing waters if tempers flare after a "no-deal" Brexit as a make-or-break deadline approached for talks with the European Union.
Economy & Jobs 25-11-2020

No time for empty promises: Europe must lead on harmful fisheries subsidies

The European Union (EU) claims to be a leader in sustainability and multilateral cooperation. But so far in the World Trade Organization’s fisheries subsidies talks, the EU has failed to lead. With the talks facing an end of year deadline, Europe has just six weeks to take the reins, write Rashid Sumaila and Daniel Pauly.
Brexit 30-01-2020

UK sets out plan to reclaim sovereignty over fishing waters post-Brexit

The British government introduced legislation Wednesday (29 January) to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
Agrifood 02-09-2019

Icelandic fisheries minister: It’s time we got our seat at the table

Iceland, a nation with a long heritage of sustainable fishing, places great value on working with our European neighbours and friends to ensure the careful management of the shared North East Atlantic fisheries stocks.
Global Europe 27-07-2018

Human rights in Thailand: No improvement, no trade deal

For years a trade agreement with Thailand has been hanging in the air, but has been held back by inhumane conditions in the fishing industry. Now, the EU wants to reopen the dialogue. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Illegal ‘shark finning’ under the European flag

EU legislation prohibits so-called "shark finning", the separation of shark fins with subsequent disposal of the animal in the sea. Nevertheless, ships sailing under the European flag in African waters violate these laws – and have little to fear from the EU. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-05-2016

New fishing deals with Mauritania and Liberia approved

The European Parliament has approved a new fisheries agreement with Mauritania and Liberia. Spain is set to be a big beneficiary of the plan. EURACTIV Spain reports.