Towards a sustainable Common Fisheries Policy - 10 Recommendations

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May, 2011

1. The Common Fisheries policy should prioritise ecological sustainability.

2. The Common Fisheries Policy should apply an ecosystem-based approach to the management of fishing activities.

3. The Common Fisheries policy should implement a science-based approach.

4. The Common Fisheries Policy should effectively apply the precautionary approach.

5. The Common Fisheries Policy should implement a flexible approach based on the protection of Essential Fish Habitats.

6. The Common Fisheries Policy should end the wasteful practice of discards.

7. The Common Fisheries Policy should ensure the management of all commercially exploited species.

8. The Common Fisheries Policy should ensure consistency with international and European objectives for biodiversity protection.

9. The Common Fisheries Policy should ensure that ‘good environmental status’ be achieved by 2020.

10. The Common Fisheries policy should compel Member States to control and enforce fishing rules.

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