Fisheries

Fight against overfishing: European Commission announces deductions from 2014 fishing quotas

Fight against overfishing: European Commission announces deductions from 2014 fishing quotas

Fight against overfishing: European Commission announces deductions from 2014 fishing quotas

11/08/2014

The ten Member States that declared having exceeded their fishing quotas in 2013 will face reduced fishing quotas for those stocks in 2014. The European Commission announces these deductions on a yearly basis to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources. Compared to last year, the number of deductions made went down by 22%.