Call for EU fishing areas closure vote delay

Fishing vessel

Source: Bernard Girardin/Adobe Stock

Proposals to close 10% of EU fishing waters is a ‘giant experiment’ based on an ‘ill-defined’ law, says EBFA

The European Bottom Fisheries Alliance (EBFA) is calling for a crucial vote on the future of EU fishing to be postponed.

Member states will be deciding today (22 May 2024) whether to create ‘reference areas’ free from any human involvement which would mean the closure of 10% of fishing zones.

Continue this article…

Already subscribed? SIGN IN now


Sign up for FREE to continue this article!

Want to read more before deciding on a subscription? It only takes a minute to sign up for a free account and you’ll get to enjoy:

  • Weekly newsletters providing valuable news and information on the commercial fishing and aquaculture sector
  • Full access to our news archive
  • Live and archived webinars, podcasts and videos
  • Articles on innovations and current trends in the commercial fishing industry
  • Our extensive archive of data, research and intelligence

Get more free content sign up today

Ready to subscribe? Choose from one of our subscription packages for unlimited access!