International fisheries relations

01-01-2018

The European Union (EU) plays a key role in terms of international fisheries cooperation. Through the external dimension of its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the Union is seeking to safeguard the circumstance of its legal framework extending beyond EU vessels operating in international waters. On the basis of the CFP’s objectives and good governance principles, the EU engages in numerous multilateral agreements and regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), as well as 30 bilateral fisheries agreements.

The European Union (EU) plays a key role in terms of international fisheries cooperation. Through the external dimension of its Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the Union is seeking to safeguard the circumstance of its legal framework extending beyond EU vessels operating in international waters. On the basis of the CFP’s objectives and good governance principles, the EU engages in numerous multilateral agreements and regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), as well as 30 bilateral fisheries agreements.