Beyond the European seas: The external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy

09-11-2015

The external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy provides a framework for the activities of EU vessels fishing beyond the European waters, structured around two types of arrangements: multilateral agreements for fishing on the high seas, and bilateral agreements with third countries for fishing in areas under their jurisdiction. This analysis reviews the main aspects of the external dimension and its evolution over time.

The external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy provides a framework for the activities of EU vessels fishing beyond the European waters, structured around two types of arrangements: multilateral agreements for fishing on the high seas, and bilateral agreements with third countries for fishing in areas under their jurisdiction. This analysis reviews the main aspects of the external dimension and its evolution over time.