Overfishing has been a major issue for the past several years. The rate of depletion and degradation of the sea have caused concerns about it being unsustainable for future generations. Therefore, various government and organizations are taking actions in preventing it from happening.
In EU countries they have now applied a “common fisheries policy” (CFP), which is a set of rules for managing European fishing fleets and for conserving fish stocks. Designed to manage a common resource, it gives all European fishing fleets equal access to EU waters and fishing grounds and allows fishermen to compete fairly.
The CFP was introduced since the 1970s, successive updates have been shown throughout the years, most recently it had a clear effect was on the first of January 2014.