IEEP’s work on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) spans decades and covers a range of issues placing the sustainability of fish stocks and the protection of marine habitats and species at the centre of policy development.

IEEP’s breadth of expertise covers topics including fisheries subsidies, the ecosystem approach to fisheries management, integrating biodiversity and climate concerns into the CFP, indicators of sustainable fisheries, smarter governance structures and rights- and market-based fisheries management measures. IEEP has worked with the EU institutions, Member State authorities and environmental groups on these topics.

IEEP has been focussing on the links between fisheries management measures and nature conservation, for instance assessing EU Member State fisheries measures in marine protected areas and their adequacy in relation to relevant legislation and site conservation objectives.

Regarding work in this area, please contact: Mia Pantzar