Fisheries in Europe should rely upon stable resources within a healthy environment, respecting the economic and social aspects of sustainable development. Our responsibility does not stop at Europe's borders; it extends to the oceans of the world. The 2013 Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform implies new standards to accommodate the expectations of European citizens on fisheries matters, also with regard to imports. To achieve the objectives of the CFP reform, fisheries has to be governed proactively and in partnership with stakeholders, using tools like co-legislation, regionalisation, existing legal frameworks and control measures, involving all stakeholders in the processes.

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