Multiannual plan for fisheries in the Baltic Sea

20-04-2015

Multiannual plans for fisheries management are an essential tool to ensure the sustainable exploitation of fish stocks and marine ecosystems, and also offer fishermen increased predictability over the long run. In October 2014, the European Commission proposed a multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and for the fisheries exploiting them. This proposal, the first to build on the principles of the 2013 reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, may be seen as a test case.

Multiannual plans for fisheries management are an essential tool to ensure the sustainable exploitation of fish stocks and marine ecosystems, and also offer fishermen increased predictability over the long run. In October 2014, the European Commission proposed a multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and for the fisheries exploiting them. This proposal, the first to build on the principles of the 2013 reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, may be seen as a test case.