UK fisheries minister Huw Irranca-Davies has welcomed far-reaching proposals for the future of European fisheries. The European Commission today published its thoughts on reform of the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to achieve more sustainable management of fish stocks. These are due to be discussed by Fisheries Ministers this week.
Huw Irranca-Davies said: "The case for radical reform is undeniable. I want the UK to play a leading role in making it happen.
"We want ambitious reform that integrates fisheries management with that of the wider marine environment. We need a reformed CFP to focus more effectively on achieving sustainable fisheries and to devolve appropriate powers and responsibilities. We need more emphasis on long-term planning supported by robust science.
"We also need to tackle the waste of dead fish being thrown back in the sea and to enable fishermen to land more fish whilst catching less." Source:
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