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Fishing opportunities for 2020

European scrutiny

The EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) aims to conserve fish stocks by setting catch limits based on scientific advice. These limits are discussed and agreed by the Fisheries Council at the end of each calendar year. This is the annual proposal for 2020’s fishing opportunities under the CFP; it applies to EU waters, and to some waters that are managed jointly by the EU and third countries.

We are writing to the Minister to raise concerns about the degree of continued unsustainable fishing, query whether the quota uplift is justified and sustainable in light of likely non-compliance with the landing obligation, and seek confirmation of the UK’s status in the equivalent negotiations in 2020.

We also ask how the Government will ensure that future fishing opportunities are set sustainably, including through arrangements for negotiations with the EU and other partners

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  • Email: ayresl@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6798 (committee staff) | 020 7219 0697 (Press Officer)
  • Address: EU Environment Sub-Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW