NGOs urge EU Parliament to remain firm against fisheries subsidies

CCB together with more than 100 European Organisations call upon MEPs to support the 2014 Parliament position that maintained the ban on subsidies for the construction of new fishing vessels, which has existed in the EU since 2004. Reintroducing the opportunity to use subsidies for new fisheries vessel would undermine the objectives of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing, the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (in particular SDG14) and the ongoing negotiations on fisheries subsidies in the WTO.

We therefore ask all MEPs to oppose attempts to re-introduce subsidies for the construction of fishing vessels in the upcoming vote on 22 March on the “Management of the fishing fleets in the outermost regions” 2016/2016(INI).

Read the statement and see all supporting organisations here