CCB joins over 100 organisations in call to uphold ban on subsidies for fishing vessels

CCB and over 100 organisations across the EU ask all members of European parliament endorse the Fisheries Committee’s vote from March this year and express support for the 2014 Parliament position that maintained the ban on subsidies for the construction of new fishing vessels. A ban that has existed in the EU since 2004. The Plenary vote is on April 27th and it is crucial that the Parliament upholds the principle of getting rid of harmful subsidies to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on the ocean and seas (SDG 14). Goal 14 explicitly calls for the elimination of subsidies that contribute to overfishing by 2020. Read the letter here: 20170418_orgs_against_subsidies