No increase in blind spending. NGOs & OCEAN2012 oppose increase fuel subsidies to fisheries sector
Selected Members of the EU Parliament have called for an increase op possible de minimis
aid to the fisheries sector, mainly to provide fuel subsidies to the fisheries sector at a time of rising fuel prices. This is in strong contradiction with the EU's commitment to eliminate environmentally harmful subsidies but, more importantly, granting more public money to the fisheries sector without a clear link to delivering public goods would send a perverse signal during the discussion on the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). NGOs and the OCEAN2012 coalition oppose an increase of the de minimis ceiling. To read more, download the full position paper.