EU and UK Strengthen Fisheries Management with Three Key Agreements
The EU-UK Specialised Committee on Fisheries (SCF) has achieved significant progress in bolstering fisheries management cooperation. The committee recently finalized three pivotal agreements aimed at improving sustainable fishing practices and enhancing collaboration between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The agreements encompass a voluntary mechanism for transferring fishing opportunities, shared guidelines for notifying management measures, and advancements in the management of four crucial shared fish stocks. These milestones underscore successful collaboration within the framework of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, setting a promising trajectory for the future of fisheries management and cooperation.
The agreements include
- a mechanism for voluntary transfers of fishing opportunities between the EU and UK
- common guidelines for notifying management measures to the other party
- improvements to the management of four shared stocks (lemon sole, witch, turbot and brill)