The Common Fisheries Policy obliges Member States to adjust their fleets' capacity to the fishing opportunities available to them. Member States continue to make progress to this aim, the Report shows.
The European Commission proposes fish quotas (Total Allowable Catches) for 2016 for the Atlantic and the North Sea and an increase in fishing opportunities to help fishermen in the transition to the new obligation to land all catches.
The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Croatian maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The roughly 348.5m EUR available for the period 2014-2020 include more than 252m EUR of EU funding.