Undercurrent News: Report: EU progress too slow on rebuilding fisheries by 2020, April 27, 2018:
Campaign group Our Fish has said the recently-issued Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STEFC) report on EU progress towards implementation of the reformed common fisheries policy has confirmed a negative outlook.
“The STEFC report has confirmed what we already know — that the EU is not on track to meet its own 2020 deadline for sustainable fish stocks,” said program director Rebecca Hubbard.
The report notes “many stocks remain overfished and/or outside safe biological limits, and that progress achieved until 2016 seems too slow to ensure that all stocks
will be rebuilt and managed according to [maximum sustainable yield] by 2020”.
“Instead of achieving global stardom for sustainable fisheries management, the EU is in danger of international embarrassment, due to a lack of the leadership needed to deliver the reformed common fisheries policy,” Hubbard added.