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Consultation on the Impact of CFP Reform Proposals
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union which was first put in place in 1983 and is currently under review.
The Green Paper published by the European Commission in April 2009, “Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy” has initiated a Community wide consultative process on the review of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
Ireland’s Response to the Commission’s Green Paper was published on 23 February 2010 following an extensive consultation process.
The current proposals have been published by the EU Commission taking account of the input from stakeholders across Europe. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney’s initial response to the publication of the regulations can be read here.
The EU Commission’s proposals outline significant changes to the current policy. Some of the most significant changes proposed in the CFP regulation as identified by the EU Commission are:
The EU Commission has set down the objectives of the CMO proposal as being to address overfishing and unsustainable production strategies based solely on volume by supporting:
This consultation closed on 31 December 2011
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