Report | February 10, 2016
Joint NGO Statement to the “High Level Seminar on the state of stocks in the Mediterranean and on the CFP approach” (Catania, 9--10 February 2016)
Mediterranean Sea fish stocks are in a dramatic situation with 96% of European assessed stocks in the region reported as overexploited. The reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requires the EU to end overfishing by 2015 or at the latest by 2020 in order to ensure the recovery of fish stocks. To achieve this objective EU Mediterranean member states must address and reverse the political inaction that has characterized their fisheries management.