Common fisheries policy (CFP)

An image showing a close up of a Plaice’s head (photo credit Cefas Photo Library)Fisheries management is concerned with conserving fish stocks and their habitat and with minimising the impact of fishing on other species (such as fish that are not exploited commercially, cetaceans and sea birds) and their habitats.

Fishing in the waters around the UK and other European Union countries are managed under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

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