EU chief wants five-pronged CFP reform

With the new CFP set to take effect on 1 January 2013, commissioner Damanaki pledged to present proposals in the first half of 2011.

Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) must aim to ensure sustainable exploitation of resources and contribute to the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy by working on robust economic performance, inclusive growth and enhanced coastal cohesion, EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki told the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) this week.

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