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This is the thirteenth explainer in the Ask the IIEA series. These explainers aim to answer common questions about European affairs and to provide an insight into what’s going on in the EU.

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the EU system for managing fishing fleets and conserving EU fish stocks at sustainable levels. The CFP has been the subject of much debate recently in the context of the Rockall dispute and the Brexit negotiations. Against this backdrop, this explainer examines how the CFP works in practice, how it affects Ireland and why the policy has proved controversial.

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