fisheries

25 Jun: A sustainable Common Fisheries Policy

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The European Union, surrounded in the main by sea, has a strong focus on its Blue Economy.  The implementation of a reformed Common Fisheries Policy has been driven with sustainability at its core. This has already contributed to achieving good environmental status records for European seas and ensured that the exploitation of living marine biological resources regenerates and maintains populations of harvested species. 

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a reduced demand for fish and disruption to supply chains which in turn substantially decreased fish landed (down 17%), employment (down 19%) …