Going much further than the Fisheries Council, the European Parliament voted to set an early date to end overfishing and to set a clear target to rebuild depleted fish stocks.
They also supported strict capacity assessments in line with the European Union's international commitments and financial aid to be conditional on compliance with the rules. Lastly, they supported the proposal to reward fishermen who fish in more environmentally and socially sustainable ways with priority access to the resource.
The European Parliament voted for the restoration of fish stocks by 2020.
What do you think about it?
Will some countries protest these decisions?
Can we find common ground on fishing policies?