Fisheries: why technical measures matter

02-06-2014

This paper gives an introduction to technical measures in relation to fishing practices and provides an overview of the current EU legislation and objectives on this subject. It also gives some illustration of what is under consideration in order both to align these rules with the aim of the newly reformed Common Fisheries Policy to end the discards of unwanted fish back at sea, and in relation to a possible future proposal for a broad review of the EU legislative framework on fisheries technical measures.

This paper gives an introduction to technical measures in relation to fishing practices and provides an overview of the current EU legislation and objectives on this subject. It also gives some illustration of what is under consideration in order both to align these rules with the aim of the newly reformed Common Fisheries Policy to end the discards of unwanted fish back at sea, and in relation to a possible future proposal for a broad review of the EU legislative framework on fisheries technical measures.