The EU strives to ensure that the ocean resources are used sustainably and that coastal communities and the fishing sector have a prosperous future. It stimulates a sustainable Blue Economy and promotes ocean governance at international level.
To ensure that unnecessary costs are removed and rules are as effective and efficient as possible, since 2015 under REFIT, 2 initiatives have been adopted and 2 are pending adoption. Moreover, 4 evaluations have been finalised and 1 is ongoing.
|1. Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (2013)|
|2. Common market organisation in fishery and aquaculture|
|3. Technical measures for the protection of marine organisms|
|4. Sustainable management of external fishing fleets (SMEF)|
|5. Fisheries control Regulation|
|6. Sustainable fisheries partnership agreements|
|7. European Maritime and Fisheries Fund|
|8. Revision of marketing standards applicable to fishery and aquaculture products|