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Common Fisheries Policy

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Sheryll Murray Sheryll Murray Conservative, South East Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The common fisheries policy is broken. It has failed to deliver healthy fish stocks and a sustainable living for fishermen. We need radical reform, to simplify and decentralise fisheries management, building in the right incentives for fishermen to operate sustainably and profitably, and cutting the terrible waste of discards.

We are working with other member states, stakeholders and EU institutions to build support for radical reform ahead of negotiations later this year.

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