Subsidies fuelling overfishing must end

Subsidies directed towards the fishing sector is one of the key problem areas regarding the overfishing and overcapacity in Europe’s fishing fleet. The European Fisheries Fund (EFF) was designed to balance fishing activities at sustainable levels but it has actually done the reverse. Ship owners have been able to get subsidies to increase the capacity and fishing power of their vessels, adding to fleet overcapacity. It is time to stop the blind spending of taxpayers money!

CCB is a member of the campaign organisation OCEAN2012 dedicated to change the European fishing policy (CFP) to a greener and truly sustainable policy.