Reporting progress on achieving MSY exploitation rates

This letter was sent to Director General João Aguiar Machado at The European Commission, DG Maritime Affairs & Fisheries regarding reporting progress on achieving MSY exploitation rates.

In this letter we ask Mr Machado to consider our suggestions of improvements to the Commission’s communication of progress towards setting fishing limits in line with Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). We agree that is essential to convey which stocks are already fished at levels in line with CFP Article 2.21, however we have a number of  concerns which we highlight in the letter.

Published on December 17, 2015