Maritime Affairs And Fisheries
Europe has a 70 000 kilometre coastline. The European Union’s coastal regions account for some 40% of its gross domestic product and about 40% of its population. The common fisheries policy (CFP) has the same the legal basis as the common agricultural policy (CAP), but differences between the two sectors led to a specific policy being drawn up for fisheries products. The objectives of the CFP are: protection of stocks against over-fishing; a guaranteed income for fishers; a regular supply at reasonable prices for consumers and the processing industry; and sustainable biological, environmental and economic exploitation of living aquatic resources.
General framework, Sectoral aspects.
Organisation and financing of the fisheries sector
General Framework, Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Markets, Social standards, Institutional aspects, Structural measures and financing, European Fisheries Fund, State aid.
Management of fisheries resources and the environment
Conservation of resources, Respect for the environment, Aquaculture, Surveillance and monitoring.
External relations and enlargement
Relations with Non-EU Member Countries, Regional Organisations, External Trade, Enlargement.