Europe’s fish stocks are in trouble. Do citizens care?



Posted on 12 April 2011
On 12 April 2011, WWF launched the results of an EU citizen’s poll on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) at the European Parliament. The poll is timely - it comes as the European Commission is about to handover its reform proposal to the European Parliament and Member States for approval.

Citizens from 14 EU countries were asked what they thought about sustainable fish and Europe’s fisheries policy. The poll results are impressive, especially for Southern European countries.

WWF presented the results of the poll to MEPs showing them their constituents care about sustainable fish and CFP reform. WWF also sent fish cards to MEPs to post onto a ‘sea board’ to help ‘repopulate’ the seas.- a way to show their constituents that they are listening and that they also support an ambitious reform.