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NAPA launches 2023 Coastal States Campaign

Today (25 September 2023), NAPA launches its autumn campaign, #FishStocksInTheBalance, to influence policymakers and drive fundamental change in the way fisheries are managed in the Northeast Atlantic.

NAPA is calling on the Northeast Atlantic Coastal States to commit to long-term, science-based management of Northeast Atlantic pelagic stocks – Northeast Atlantic mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring, and Northeast Atlantic blue whiting – which are currently being overexploited.

Last year, the Coastal States reached an agreement on the total quota for 2023, but could not agree on how it should be distributed between them, leading to a situation of unilateral quota setting by some parties and overall catches that exceeded the scientific advice. NAPA believes this behaviour threatens the sustainable future of prized pelagic stocks and is therefore advocating for responsible, science-driven management.

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  • Author: North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group
  • Date: September 25, 2023

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