The European Parliament publishes a report on Criteria for allocating fishing access in the EU prepared by blomeyer & sanz
In 2015, blomeyer & sanz, in collaboration with the Centre of Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve, carried out a study for the European Parliament on the ‘Criteria for allocating fishing access in the EU‘. The study proposed a set of criteria and indicators for the purpose of allocating fishing opportunities in EU Member States, which according to Article 17 of the new CFP should include those of an environmental, social and economic nature. The proposed criteria and indicators should be applicable in a wide range of circumstances therefore the term allocation in this study should be understood in a broad sense referring to any aspect of giving access to fishing opportunities. The study included an overview of the current allocation schemes within and outside the EU; a set of proposed criteria and indicators, and two case studies on Bluefin tuna fisheries in Spain, and the Danish coastal fisheries; and a final section on conclusions and recommendations for the EU. The full report can be found here.