The Common Fisheries Policy - Infringement Procedures and Imposed Sanctions throughout the European Union

15-01-2014

This briefing note presents an overview of Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) infringement procedures and imposed sanctions throughout the European Union. It identifies potential risks in the ways different Member States follow-up on infringements, thus undermining compliance of CFP rules. The study recommends that Member States enhance cooperation on inspecting fisheries and sanctioning infringements, ensure an effective system for following-up and impose deterrent sanctions to avoid recidivism.

This briefing note presents an overview of Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) infringement procedures and imposed sanctions throughout the European Union. It identifies potential risks in the ways different Member States follow-up on infringements, thus undermining compliance of CFP rules. The study recommends that Member States enhance cooperation on inspecting fisheries and sanctioning infringements, ensure an effective system for following-up and impose deterrent sanctions to avoid recidivism.