For healthy and sustainable blue growth

S&D MEPs are working hard to make sure the EU's Common Fisheries Policy can continue to improve sustainability and provide healthy, high-quality food for Europeans. Responsible fishing benefits fishing communities, the environment and our dinner plates.

Our work on fisheries

With a strong lead from the S&Ds, the 2013 CFP reform established new standards for fisheries and imports of fishery products. Our focus is now on putting the reform into practice, including adopting multi-annual management plans, revising technical and control measures, and developing a sustainable 'blue growth' agenda - aimed at creating stable resources within a healthy environment while respecting the economic and social aspects of sustainable development.

Our achievements

We worked hard to promote sustainability in the industry, to enhance the conservation of natural resources, to ensure the traceability of food products, and to provide a decent income and fair working conditions for fishermen. Our Group was influential in the way it steered the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy towards a more environmentally sustainable path.

MEPs involved

FERRANDINO Giuseppe

Vice-chair
Italy

AGUILERA Clara

Coordinator
Spain

BARTOLO Pietro

Member
Italy

CARVALHAIS Isabel

Member
Portugal

MATIĆ Predrag Fred

Member
Croatia

ANDROULAKIS Nikos

Substitute
Greece

AVRAM Carmen

Substitute
Romania

GONZÁLEZ CASARES Nicolás

Substitute
Spain

HRISTOV Ivo

Substitute
Bulgaria

MEBAREK Nora

Substitute
France

See our latest actions

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Position papers

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S&D Group Position Paper for a renewed Africa-EU Partnership

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S&D position paper on migration & asylum

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S&D ENVI recommendations for better access to medicines in the European Union

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S&D Priorities for the Fisheries Sector

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Circular economy

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S&D Group - Position paper : Circular Economy Policy