Improving fisheries management
- reduce fishing capacity to levels that marine ecosystems can sustain
- reduce fishing pressure to allow over-exploited fish populations to recover and ensure the maintenance of healthy populations
- promote fairer Fisheries Partnership Agreements for fishing in foreign waters
What's the problem?
Better fisheries management in Europe
In 2002, WWF's Stop Overfishing campaign scored a major victory by helping to put environmental concerns and long-term resource sustainability at the heart of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
We are now working to ensure that the next reform, in 2012, delivers an even more robust policy that will save Europe's seas and the fish in them.
For more information, see wwf.eu/fisheries