Common Fisheries Policy Reform

Last month, the European Parliament voted for a reform of Common Fisheries Policy.  This policy has been criticized by fishermen, who claim that it threatens their livelihoods, and by environmental groups, who claim that the policy negatively affects the environment.

The reform includes measures intended to protect endangered stocks, and measures aimed at ending the practice of discards– throwing dead fish back into the sea when a catch exceeds a quota limit.

Read about Common Fisheries Policy reform on the site of the European Union.



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