An Open Letter from Scientists: EMFF

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The reality of overfishing in European waters is well documented and the EU must make positive changes towards effectively managing its fisheries.1 This requires investment in scientific research to provide appropriate advice and ensuring that political decisions are transparent and align with that advice. However, across the EU—from the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Western Waters, Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea—scientific advice is not always followed, effective monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing activities are inconsistent, and fish stocks continue to be overfished.

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