Now is the time to secure a future for European fisheries - WWF Manifesto



Posted on 16 May 2010  | 
The majority of European fish stocks are in a parlous state as a result of their mismanagement
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Excessive pressure on fish stocks has degraded the marine environment and made European waters an increasingly difficult place to run sustainable and profitable fisheries.

Europe is reforming its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). This is a once in a decade opportunity to set things straight, and there is no time to lose. Successful reform can deliver healthy oceans, abundant fish stocks and
a sustainable livelihood for the fishing industry and fishing communities.

WWF Manifesto outlines the necessary elements of a revitalized, effective fisheries policy.
The majority of European fish stocks are in a parlous state as a result of their mismanagement
© WWF-Canon / Quentin BATES Enlarge

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