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News Commission report highlights control weaknesses in EU fisheries The European Commission has adopted a report on the monitoring of the implementation of the Common

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Source EU Press Room
Release date 19/10/2001
Contributor freeman

Fisheries Policy (CFP) which identifies weaknesses in Member States' control systems. This report, which covers the period from 1996 to 2000, evaluates the effectiveness of the control systems and activities of the Member States in ensuring compliance with CFP measures such as the respect of fishing quotas (TACs) or fleet capacity limits. "Undeniably, progress has been achieved. However, significant problems remain. We need stronger resolve to put in place the necessary controls. Member States have to commit the necessary resources. In its Green Paper, the Commission stresses the need to seize the opportunity offered by the forthcoming CFP review to explore new ways of improving control arrangements. Otherwise, the CFP will suffer a fatal blow to its credibility. I am determined to use this review to make control more effective and equitable", Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries said.
Member States are responsible for the proper enforcement of CFP measures which cover all activities related to fisheries from the net to the plate.

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