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News announcement13 May 2020Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

Open public consultation on the deep-sea access regulation

On 13 May, the Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the deep-sea access regulation.

The regulation aims to support the sustainability of deep-sea stocks by reducing the environmental impact of deep-sea fisheries, preventing adverse impacts on vulnerable marine ecosystems, and supporting improvements to scientific knowledge.

We are looking for feedback from as many people/organisations as possible, including the general public and those with specialist knowledge or insights. Thank you for sharing your views. The consultation survey takes only 15 minutes to complete and is available on the EU survey website. For those who would like to give a more in-depth view, you may also upload your position paper to the consultation site. The deadline for submissions is 5 August 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

More information

Deep-sea Access Regulation (ref. (EU) 2016/2336).

Public consultation on the evaluation of deep-sea access regulation