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Runtime: 4'03 | 08-13-2009 16:33:54 | 9064 Hits

Towards a reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

On 22 April 2009, the European Commission adopted its Green Paper for a reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. The fisheries of the European Union are indeed suffering from overexploitation of living aquatic resources, notably caused by the chronic overcapacity of the Community fishing fleet. This imbalance is the root of most of the problems in the sector: reduced catches, competition from imports, decreasing prices, economic vulnerability, lack of respect for regulations, etc. The European Commission is launching a broad consultation within the sector to find a solution to this crisis.





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