EU Fishing in distant waters
They have been particularly successful in exploring new fishing grounds since the 1980s thanks to the negotiation of access agreements with developing countries, international agreements about fishing on the high seas and subsidies.
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy is a unique opportunity for the EU to ensure all European vessels, wherever they operate in the world, fish sustainably and to champion sustainable fisheries management on the international stage. The EU needs to demonstrate leadership so as to avert a global fisheries crisis and secure food security.
Policy Officer, European Marine & Fisheries Policy
WWF European Policy Office
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WWF Reports on Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs)
- EU tuna fisheries access in the Western Indian Ocean with an analysis of the fisheries partnership agreement between Madagascar and the EU
- The fisheries partnership agreement with Madagascar - How Madagascar could sell its tuna to the European Union