By Tom DaleyThe EU’s Fisheries Fund has become a major success story for the EU and its Member States.
The Fund was set up by the European Commission in 2010, after the collapse of the EU-Japan trade pact and the EU’s “Copenhagen moment” of 2011.
The EU-funded programme aims to save the EUs fisheries stocks by saving at least 2.5 billion tonnes of fish and marine species, the EU says.
But the Fund has also saved the lives of more than 1,000,000 people.
The main catch in Europe is cod, and it’s a key food source for many EU countries.
Cod has been the mainstay of European fish farming for centuries.
The fisheries fund aims to protect and sustain fish stocks, but also to help to make them more resilient to environmental threats.
A key factor that determines the survival of a fish species is its ability to adapt to changing environments.
The fish stocks of Europe are currently under significant pressure due to the climate crisis and climate change.
The European Commission, in a press release, said that the EU has saved a record 1.6 billion tonnes, including 1.3 billion tonnes from cod stocks in 2016 alone.
The fisheries fund also has saved more than 4,000 million tonnes of fisheries in other fisheries, such as snapper, anchovy, carp, swordfish and tuna.