EU agrees fisheries control changes

A patrol boat at sea

Source: European Commission

After five years of negotiations, an agreement has been reached on changes to the EU’s fisheries control system

The European Parliament and Council of the EU have reached an agreement on revising the fisheries control system to better implement the Common Fisheries Policy.

The European Commission proposed changes five years ago to the legislation, first adopted in 2009, to reduce overfishing, create a more effective and harmonised fisheries control system and ensure a level playing field.

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