Current process rewards high volume catches without considering overfishing, seabed damage or emissions. For decades, low-impact, small-scale fishers have been fishing responsibly but are overlooked. Instead, quotas and subsidies benefit those doing the most damage.

We call on the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans & Fisheries to make fishing fair and to support practices better for people and planet by reallocating resources and opportunities.

The letter has been signed by 36 Small-Scale Fisheries Organisations and 23 NGOs.