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Chris DAVIES

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) aims to ensure that fishing is practised sustainably, with fish stocks maintained to provide security for a profitable fishing industry and the economy of coastal communities. Good progress is being made in some seas, but there remain deep concerns about the situation elsewhere, particularly in the Mediterranean.

During this parliamentary term we need to ensure that the principles of the CFP are maintained and properly supported by policy instruments such as the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and Fisheries Control regulations. We must strengthen efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, and ensure that sustainability is at the core of the fishing partnerships the EU agrees with other countries.

EU citizens have a right to be kept informed about the policy-making process. I hope this website provides a good insight into our day-to-day activities.

Chris DAVIES

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