The European Union and Norway share responsibility for the management of several fish stocks. Each November the two sides get together to agree on fishing limits for the following year. Both have made commitments to fish sustainably and to end overfishing, and claim to be leaders in restoring global ocean health. Yet when they get together, behind closed doors, the EU and Norway almost always agree on continued destruction and more overfishing. This year Our Fish and our NGO allies are calling for transparency and sustainability. Our detailed recommendations for the Total Allowable Catches (annual fishing limits) for EU-Norway shared stocks are in the below document. These will be decided in a meeting in Bergen, Norway between November 26 – 30. Keep an eye on @our_fish in the build-up to Bergen, we will be there too, making some noise.
Document: Joint NGO recommendations for the European Union and Norway agreement on fishing opportunities in the North Sea and the Atlantic for 2019(pdf)
Table of TAC Recommendations: Joint NGO recommendations for the European Union and Norway agreement on fishing opportunities in the North Sea and the Atlantic for 2019 (pdf)
See also: Letters Sent to EU Fisheries Ministers ahead of November 2018 EU-Norway meeting in Bergen