Oceana fishing opportunities recommendations for 2014 - North East Atlantic stocks

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December, 2013

In advance of the next EU Council decision on fishing opportunities for stocks in the North East Atlantic in 2014, Oceana would like to provide a constructive opinion on how fishing opportunities should be set. It is our hope that the Council takes into account the recommendations contained in this document and proposes Total Allowable Catch (TAC) levels that are in line with scientific advice, thereby balancing conservation and exploitation objectives.

Fishing opportunities for 2014 will be the first to be adopted after the agreement on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. Oceana is confident that the Council decision will reflect the objectives and commitments agreed in the future regulation, in particular those related to the sustainable exploitation of fish resources, the setting of fishing opportunities, and maximum sustainable yield (MSY).

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