Council brief on fishing opportunities for 2015

The European Commission sets out principles for the fixing of fishing opportunities for 2015. It shows a clear commitment to implement the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and specifically its MSY objective.

In the communication, the Commission has listed a number of principles for fixing fishing possibilities for 2015, which will be applied in its proposals for fishing limits later this year. They are largely based on the level of information available for the stocks, and divided into two main categories: 1) stocks with full assessments and MSY estimates and 2) other stocks.

Published on July 3, 2014