Water, Marine & Fisheries

Our Work

Our work on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) spans decades and covers a range of issues placing the sustainability of fish stocks and the protection of marine habitats and species at the centre of policy development.

Our breadth of expertise covers topics that include fisheries subsidies, the ecosystem approach to fisheries management, integrating biodiversity and climate concerns into the CFP, indicators of sustainable fisheries, smarter governance structures, rights-based fisheries management, as well as inshore and inland fisheries.

IEEP also published ‘El Anzuelo’, our bi-annual fisheries newsletter until January 2012. Its aim was to increase awareness of the fisheries and environment debate in Europe and to provide a platform for discussion, highlighting developments in EU fisheries policy with an emphasis on environmental aspects. Regrettably we had to stop production due to resource constraints, but the archive remains accessible.

Regarding work in this area, please contact Stephanie Newman.

Latest in Fisheries and the CFP



  • Inland fisheries and the Common Fisheries Policy

    The reformed fisheries policy could lead to improvements in the state of commercial inland fisheries, if the measures are properly implemented, with the greatest potential coming from the strengthening of community-led local development.

  • Perspectives for the new European Fisheries Fund

    Independent evaluation of the EFF, highlighting challenges of implementation faced by Member States and the sector, and providing evidence-based proposals for a future fisheries fund.