Next 15th and 16th December, the European Union Council of Fisheries Ministers will decide the fishing opportunities for 2015 for most of the Atlantic fish stocks.
In this context, citizens have shown their concern regarding the fisheries stocks situation. Nearly 20,000 people is supporting Pew campaign to end overfishing in Northwestern waters. More than 125 European NGOs, of which 29 Spanish, have asked that the new regulation ends overfishing whenever possible next year. In the cases where this is not possible they do want to see which the justification is, and they want that the European Council defines an action plan to ensure that overfishing is finished before 2020.
In a few days we will see the response of the Spanish government and the European Union Council of Fisheries Ministers.