What Are Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs)?
FMPs are a new way to manage our fisheries outside the EU. They are evidence-based action plans that will chart a course to deliver truly sustainable fisheries and will:
- describe aims for our fisheries and the actions needed to achieve those aims.
- set out policies to restore stocks to, or maintain them at, sustainable levels, within maximum sustainable yield or suitable equivalent.
- allow for more flexible management that is tailored to particular species, type of fishing or region.
Why do we need FMPs?
We need a better way to manage our fisheries and make them more sustainable. We need to use better evidence, have the fishing industry more involved and take more responsibility for sustainability.