Position Paper: Tackling by-catch and discards under the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

Posted on 28 February 2012  | 
Unwanted catches and related discards are a major problem in many European fisheries, and one that the reformed CFP must tackle effectively in order to move to a long-term sustainable future for the marine environment, the species within it, and the people who depend on them. Experience has shown that this problem, like many others, will not be solved by one-size-fits-all stand-alone measures, due to the great variety of fisheries in the EU.
Discarded catch on deck of a deep sea trawler in the North Atlantic Ocean.
© Mike R. Jackson / WWF-Canon Enlarge

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