To an increasing extent, societal concerns are expressed about the management of the fish stocks in the oceans. The PFA fully recognizes the importance of responsible fisheries. The members of the PFA abide by national and international rules and regulations and respect the permitted fishing areas and catch levels established for the various fish stocks.
On the basis of sound research and by adequate fisheries management, including an effective inspection & control of the fisheries, the development of the stocks can be monitored and overfishing prevented.
The PFA believes in the introduction of a TAC based system also in regions outside the EU, such as western Africa and the southern Pacific. Such a system must be based on credible research where all institutes in the regions cooperate.
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PFA gets MSC certification for their mackerel fishery
The PFA gets MSC certification for their mackerel fishery
MSC-certification for PFA North Sea Herring Fishery
The MSC certification is the result of an ongoing commitment by PFA members to ensure that the stocks they fish are sustainable.
Projects in West Africa
The efforts of the PFA are aimed at supporting initiatives to increase regional co-operation and prevention of over-fishing.
PFA activity in the South Pacific Ocean
Vessels of the PFA are since end 2005 active in the Southern Pacific jack mackerel fishery outside the Chilean EEZ.