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Fish are a renewable resource: if well managed they can provide endless benefits to society in the form of food, revenue and jobs. Unfortunately, around two-thirds of assessed EU stocks are now over-exploited, costing millions in lost revenue and jobs as well as causing huge ecological damage.NEF’s work on sustainable fishing, outlining the massive financial benefits of restoring fish stocks, is the perfect example of how sustainability makes good economic as well as environmental sense.

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Featured Work

Publication // March 28, 2014

Fish dependence – 2014 update

The reliance of the EU on fish from elsewhere


Publication // October 10, 2013

Unknown waters

Without better funding for data collection and enforcement, reforms to the common fisheries policy risk falling flat.


Publication // April 15, 2013

Sustainable fisheries make economic sense

A summary of nef fisheries research to date.