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Common Fisheries Policy

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the common fisheries policy (CFP) on fishing practices in the six to 12 nautical mile offshore zones around other European Union member states; and what is their assessment of opportunities to reform the CFP. [HL4518]

It is essential that the CFP supports wider marine conservation objectives. We are working with the Commission and other member states to ensure this is delivered as a fundamental part of the reform process.