Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices represent approximately 19% of the reported value of catches worldwide. In addition to being damaging for the marine environment, these practices present a threat to sustainable fishing and an unfair competition to legitimate fishing operators.
Cooperation between EU and non-EU countries is important to fight IUU activities, ensure food security and compliance with international rules. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU). It sets quotas for the amount of a specific fish species each country is allowed to catch.
Our “Map of the week” presents the catch limits (expressed in tonnes) that are set for most commercial fish stocks. The European Commission prepares the proposals based on scientific advice on the stock status from advisory bodies such as ICES and STECF. Click on a location to see the corresponding quotas by species, as fixed by Council Regulations.
To learn more about the global efforts of the EU Commission to fight IUU, promote sustainable fisheries and advance better international ocean governance, you can also watch the new episode of Ocean launched on the 8th of February on Euronews !
Data displayed in this map were provided by the European Commission.
This Map of the week was initially published on the EMODnet website.