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    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    OCEAN2012, an NGO coalition committed to stopping overfishing, ending destructive fishing practices and delivering a fair and equitable use of fish stocks. In view of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), it was launched in Brussels in June 2009. The coalition, where FISH is a founding member and sits on the steering group, is coordinated by the Pew Environment Group.

    For more detail on the CFP reform read our briefings here.

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    Voluntary Fishing Guards

    Last updated: 13/08/2014

    Poaching of salmon and sea trout constitutes a major problem for many rivers in the southern Baltic Sea region. Green Federation Gaja therefore runs a project where voluntary fishing guards patrol rivers in the Polish Pomeranian area.

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    Evaluation of the Polish fisheries control system

    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    Poland was identified in 2008 by the European Commission as the foremost offender of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Baltic Sea. A project under Green Federation Gaja has resulted in a report on ways to detect the difficulties in implementing national and EU law by fishermen and institutions.

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    EU fisheries decision making guide

    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    European fisheries policy is an exclusive competence of the EU. This means that all decisions are taken at the EU level and Member States cannot intervene in fisheries management unless they are explicitly delegated back the powers to do so. The entire EU Common Fisheries Policy consists of a confusing number of regulations covering everything from resource management and subsidies to the sector, to market rules and trade tariffs. This guide is produced by IEEP for the Fisheries Secretariat.

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    Cod leaflet

    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    Poland was recently identified by the European Commission as the foremost offender of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Baltic Sea. Cod populations are seriously jeopardized by the fishermen’s lack of compliance with fishing quotas, illegal fishing and the existence of a black market for fish. The Polish organization Green Federation GAJA (Federacja Zielonych GAJA) has produced a leaflet highlighting the situation.

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    A report on IUU fishing of Baltic Sea cod

    Last updated: 30/03/2011

    A report commissioned by FISH from ORCA-EU

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    Implementing the European Fisheries Fund – Oppurtunities at Member State level

    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    FISH hosted a workshop in Brussels together with WWF EPO and BirdLife International on 5 October 2006. The workshop aimed at identifying the possibilities to use funding from the European Fisheries Fund for sustainable development, and how to effectively engage in the process at Member State level. The background document for the workshop can be used as a guide on how to influence the EFF, or for general understanding of how the processes behind the EFF works.

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    IEEP FISH Conference

    Last updated: 01/04/2014

    Under the patronage of the Dutch Presidency of the Council, IEEP and the Fisheries Secretariat organised a high level conference to discuss the environmental challenges facing the EU fisheries sector and ways to overcome these. Held on November 8-9 2004 the conference brought together over 100 experts from Europe and further afield, to discuss and identify ways of putting the EU on track to meet its international commitments.

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