Briefing on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
This briefing on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) (COM(2011)804) is aimed at MEPs who are members of the Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament. They vote on amendments to the Cadec (EPP, FR) report in July and the annex provides analysis and voting recommendations on these proposals.
It is our view that the EMFF is a limited fund of public money that should be used to support the implementation of a CFP that:
- ends overfishing by restoring to and maintaining fish stocks at healthy levels;
- provides incentives for environmentally sustainable fishing practices; and
- reduces damage to marine ecosystems.