What: Fishy Decisions: How the EU and the UK will set Northeast Atlantic fishing limits for 2022
When: Tuesday 16 Nov 1300-1400 CET
Why: EU member states and the UK are deciding on fishing limits for 2022, which could continue overfishing or cause more multilateral diplomacy issues
Who: Our Fish, Oceana, Seas At Risk, ClientEarth, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, Ecologistas en Acción, Sciaena, France Nature Environnement, Dutch Elasmobranch Society, Danish Society for Nature Conservation
This joint-NGO media briefing unravels the obscure process of setting fishing limits between the EU, UK, Norway and other coastal states in the Northeast Atlantic for 2022. After years of setting fishing limits higher than scientific advice, EU, Norwegian and UK fisheries ministers must pull out all stops to halt the drastic decline in fish populations and ocean health if they are to deliver on promises made at home and internationally to end overfishing, and to halt the biodiversity and climate crises.
- Setting fishing limits – how does it work? Processes and the law, including the Brexit Agreement. Jenni Grossmann, ClientEarth.
- State of the Stocks and European Seas – overfishing: past and present, and iconic fish at risk. Valeska Diemel, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland.
- The future of fishing in Europe: Lessons learned from 1st year of post-Brexit TACs and a changing climate. Javier Lopez, Oceana in Europe.
Setting fishing limits – how does it work? Processes and the law, including the Brexit Agreement (.pptx) – Jenni Grossmann, Science and Policy Advisor, ClientEarth
State of the stocks and European seas – Overfishing: past & present and iconic fish at risk (.pptx) – Valeska Diemel, Fisheries Policy Officer, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland
The future of fishing in Europe: Lessons learned from 1st year of post-Brexit TACs and a changing climate. (.pptx) – Javier Lopez, Campaign Director, Oceana