EU fishermen, scientists to meet on new CFP


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 20, 2014
Politicians, scientists and fishermen from across the European Union will gather next week in Brussels, Belgium to discuss how to work with the updated version of the common fisheries policy (CFP).

The European Commission and European Parliament recently overhauled the CFP, which sets guidelines for fishing regulations. The CFP addressed some issues brought up by environmental activists, including a need for control of discards.

The meeting, slated for 26 February, will include members of the fishing communities covered by the CFP, along with scientists and policy makers, to discuss implementing the new regulations.

The meeting will also focus on regionalization, a decentralizing of fisheries management that was a key change in the CFP reform.

The European Commission's international research fund GAP2, which studies how fishermen, scientists and policy makers can work together, is facilitating the meeting.

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