All aboard for sustainable fisheries!
Europe’s fisheries are in crisis – 2 out of 3 fish stocks in Europe are overfished. For more than thirty years, fishing laws have failed to deliver the changes we need, and there are still too many destructive fishing boats chasing too few fish.
Since 2011 hundreds and thousands of people have taken action and helped us campaign for better fishing laws. Fishermen, processors, retailers and chefs across Europe all want a sustainable reform too.
And in February, the European Parliament voted almost 5 to 1 in favour of healthy oceans and sustainable fishing – but it’s not over yet. Time is running out and there is a real danger the reform process may stall.
It is now time for Fisheries Ministers to ‘get on board’ to save Europe’s fisheries too. Without an ambitious agreement, all of ours and your hard work, including Parliament’s vote, will count for nothing. Since reform only happens every ten years, this could be our last chance to secure healthy oceans and sustainable fishing for future generations!
So invite your Minister to get ‘on board’, stop bankrupting our oceans and let fish stocks recover!