Lydia Chaparro (Fundació ENT) has written this article in a special section dedicated to fisheries policy -in which are involved distinguished Members of the Fisheries Committee-, highlighting a binding agreement of the Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing. This is an essential first step toward achieving a healthy marine environment and viable coastal communities.
The article emphasizes the need to establish fishing opportunities not exceeding scientific advice, the importance of Multiannual Plans for EU fisheries (especially the Baltic Plan, which is currently under discussion), and underlines the role that the European Parliament is taking by requesting ranges that do not exceed sustainable fishing limits.
Chaparro, L. (2015). Making the Common Fisheries Policy a reality means ending overfishing. Parliament Magazine, 421: 25.