A report published by the coalition group OCEAN2012 - of whom Seas At Risk are a founding member – has documented an array of case studies illustrating how Europe’s fisheries might be managed to become more environmentally and socially sustainable.

A report published by the coalition group OCEAN2012 - of whom Seas At Risk are a founding member – has documented an array of case studies illustrating how Europe’s fisheries might be managed to become more environmentally and socially sustainable.

The report - commissiond on behalf of OCEAN2012 by the Pew Environment Group – assesses the potential for establishing criteria for access to, and allocation of, fisheries resources that favour those people, organisations or communities who may contribute to the overarching environmental and/or social objectives of a reformed CFP.

The paper evaluates ten fisheries - across Europe and around the world – where the allocation of resources has been based on environmental and social considerations.

Vera Coelho, policy officer at Seas At Risk said: "Seas At Risk is working with OCEAN2012 to promote a reform of the CFP which allocates access to fisheries resources based on environmental and social sustainability criteria, rather than on historical catches as is currently the case in Europe.

“This report illustrates how that has been attempted in several regions across the world, and highlights lessons which could help the EU in its efforts towards sustainable European fisheries."


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