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Tag: EU fishing vessels

  • Thursday, January 30th 2020 - 08:45 UTC

    UK plans to end automatic rights for EU vessels to fish in British waters

    The new Fisheries Bill will enable UK to create a sustainable, profitable fishing industry for ”our coastal communities, whilst securing the long term health of British fisheries,” Environment Secreta

    Boris Johnson's government plans to reclaim control over British fisheries with a law allowing the U.K. to decide who can fish in its waters and on what terms. The legislation to be published this week will end current automatic rights for European Union vessels to fish in British waters, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said in an emailed statement.

  • Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 09:52 UTC

    EU fishing fleet: balance between capacity and fishing opportunities still distant

    On 31 December 2012 the EU fleet consisted of 76,023 vessels.

    The European Commission's annual report on the European fishing fleet shows some progress towards achieving a balance between capacity and available fishing opportunities. However more remains to be done to ensure that stocks are managed in accordance with the objective of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and the Commission considers that there is still a need for active fleet capacity adjustment measures by Member States in order to achieve this.