Fisheries policy for the North Sea is made by the European Union (EU). It falls under the Common Fisheries Policy and aims to prevent overfishing and ensure sustainable fish stocks. All North Sea fisheries must comply with the EU regulations. Fishing in coastal and inland waters is bound by Dutch rules. The EU and the Dutch government promote the development of sustainable fishing methods by the fishing industry.
Agreement on 2016 fishing quota produces good result for the Netherlands
16-12-2015 | 12:15
In Brussels, the EU Member States and the European Commission have reached an agreement regarding the fishing quota for 2016. The ...
Caribbean coral reefs for sharks
02-09-2015 | 15:00
During her visit to Saba and Bonaire, Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, opened a shark sanctuary. Shark populations ...