Sustainable Development and the EC Fisheries Sector

The purpose of this report is to set out some critical issues for the EC fisheries sector from an environmental perspective, and to contribute ideas to the development of alternative policies and management approaches. Chapter 2 provides an analysis of relevant environmental issues and policies, followed in Chapter 3 by an outline of the European fisheries sector. The main structure and workings of the Common Fisheries Policy are detailed and analysed from an environmental perspective in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 looks at the impending review of the fish stock conservation and management policy in the run up to the year 2002 and discusses some options for realigning European fisheries policy towards the goal of sustainable development.

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