Council and Parliament secure political agreement on EU Fisheries Reform


30 May 2013: “Early this morning, the Fisheries Council and European Parliament made history by securing a political deal on reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. They agreed to rebuild fish stocks, set a legally binding target to end overfishing, and committed to reducing by-catch and discarding. They have also agreed that when distributing fishing opportunities, member States shall use transparentenvironmental and social criteria, such as the impact of the fishery on the environment, the history of compliance and the contribution to the local economy.”

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