Common Fisheries Policy

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    10 things we need to know about Brexit

    Talks with the EU are finally under way a year after the referendum and the food industry is anxiously awaiting the outcome, writes Nick Hughes. Friday marked the first anniversary of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Much has… Read More

  • Green light for new sustainable EU fisheries policy from 2014

    THE COMMON Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package, including measures to halt overfishing and a ban on discarding fish at sea, Parliament’s key aims, was approved in a final plenary vote on Tuesday. Labelling rules have also been overhauled, to improve… Read More

  • Overfishing in decline

    THE LATEST figures on fish stocks in EU waters indicate that efforts to phase out overfishing are paying off, said the European Commission.                     In a consultation document, the Commission reported… Read More

  • Fish policy reform step closer

    THE REFORM of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has moved a step closer with an agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.   The overarching aim of the reformed policy is to end overfishing and ensure fishing… Read More

  • High Court battle over fish quotas begins

    AN UNUSUAL alliance of Greenpeace, the government, and small-boat fishermen is poised for an unprecedented court battle with Britain’s most powerful fishing groups.   Today, May 1st, marks the first day of hearings in a landmark case which campaigners say… Read More

  • Reform for European fisheries policy

    THE EUROPEAN Parliament today voted to back a major reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The new proposals aim to cut fishing to sustainable stock levels, end dumping at sea (discards), and base long-term planning on sound scientific… Read More

  • Demand for cod and haddock too high

    THIS WEEK saw the last day that UK consumers eat home-grown fish.   Annual domestic fish stocks can satisfy demand for about 233 days a year – or until August 21 – according to a new report by the New… Read More

  • Sodexo Prestige pushes unfashionable fish

    SODEXO PRESTIGE London is promoting less fashionable, under-used fish at its client restaurants and venues to help protect overfished species like cod.   Fish varieties like dab, gurnard and pouting are being given a culinary make-over and promoted as gourmet… Read More

  • Common Fisheries Policy

    EU Ministers have reached general compromise on the main proposals for reforming the Common Fisheries Policy from 2013. The proposal would give fleets quota shares guaranteed for at least 15 years and would see discards phased out. Now the horse… Read More