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    Brexit and fishing: How can the UK deliver a ‘successful’ fisheries policy after Brexit?

Brexit and fishing: How can the UK deliver a ‘successful’ fisheries policy after Brexit?

Halfway through the Brexit negotiations and delivering on the promises made to voters in the run up to the Brexit vote with regards to fishing remains an incredibly tough task. Richard Barnes, Chris Williams, Bryce Stewart, Bethan O’Leary, Thomas Appleby, and Griffin Carpenter write that ‘success’ for the UK will only be possible by working with its EU neighbours, and […]

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Fishing quotas in Europe: Who gets the right to fish?

Under the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, each Member State decides how to allocate its national fishing quota to its fishing fleet. Griffin Carpenter and Richard Kleinjans explain that many issues in fisheries policy are the result of these decisions around access and distribution, and there are ripe opportunities for reform.

Policy on fishing limits can be thought of in two parts: […]

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    Progress on overfishing is at risk as EU quotas continue to be set above scientific advice

Progress on overfishing is at risk as EU quotas continue to be set above scientific advice

Under the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, quotas are set on the amount of fish that can be caught by member states. Griffin Carpenter discusses the latest negotiations over fishing quotas for 2016. He states that with seven out of ten quotas set above the level dictated by scientific advice, progress on increasing the sustainability of European fish stocks is […]

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