The main objectives of the BLACK SEA ADVISORY COUNCIL (BlSAC) are compatible with the objectives and principles of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) set out in Regulation (EU) No. 1380/2013, and in particular in Article 43, para 1 thereof And Annex III thereto, and include the objectives of the CFP:
1. Fisheries and aquaculture activities shall be environmentally sustainable in the long term and shall be managed in a manner consistent with the objectives of achieving economic and social benefits and benefits for employment as well as ensuring food supply.
2. Applying precautionary approach to fisheries management and aiming to ensure that the exploitation of living marine biological resources ensures that the populations of harvested species are restored and maintained above the maximum sustainable yield levels. In order to achieve this objective of gradually recovering and maintaining fish stocks above the biomass levels that allow maximum sustainable yield.
In order to achieve the objective of progressively recovering and maintaining populations of fish stocks above biomass levels that allow for maximum sustainable yield, where possible the maximum sustainable yield should be achieved by 2015, with all stocks to be attained by 2020 at the latest by a gradual increase.
3. Applying an ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture management to ensure that the negative impacts of fishing activities on the marine ecosystem are minimized and that activities related to fisheries avoid marine environment deterioration.
4. Contributes to the collection of scientific data.
5. Objectives in particular:
(a) phasing out discards of catches according to the specificities of each individual case and taking into account the best available scientific advice, avoiding and reducing, as far as possible, unwanted catches and progressively ensuring unloading catches on land;
(b) where appropriate, making best use of the unwanted catches without creating a market for such catches below the minimum conservation reference amount;
(c) ensuring conditions for economic viability and competitiveness of the fishing and fish processing industry as well as of fishing related activities on land;
(d) ensuring measures to adapt the fishing capacity of the fleets to the levels of fishing opportunities referred to in paragraph 2 in order to maintain economically viable fleets without over-exploiting marine biological resources;
(e) promoting the development of sustainable aquaculture activities in the Union in order to contribute to food supply, food security and employment;
(f) contributing to ensuring an acceptable standard of living for those who depend on fishing activities, taking into account coastal fishing and socio-economic aspects;
(g) contributing to ensuring an efficient and transparent internal market for fisheries and aquaculture products and contributing to ensuring a level playing field for fisheries and aquaculture products marketed in the Union;
(h) taking into account the interests of both consumers and producers;
(i) promoting activities related to inshore fishing, taking into account socio-economic aspects;
(j) compliance with the Union environmental legislation, and in particular with the objective of achieving good environmental status by 2020, in accordance with Article 1, para 1 of Directive 2008/56/EC, and other Policies of the Union.