sfpa_netmeasureThe over-arching instrument governing the management of fisheries is the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The enforcement requirements of the CFP are governed by three principal regulations - Conservation, Quota and Control - which are enabled by the subordinate Statutory Instruments of these Acts.

The Conservation Regulation lays down technical measures for the conservation of fishery resources. They include the setting of minimum mesh sizes, prohibiting the use of certain devices, and closing areas to fishing operations.

Quota Regulations set quotas for individual stocks.

The Control Regulation sets out a recording system for monitoring conservation and fish stock management measures, as well as fishing effort.


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