Since founded in 1962, Europêche, the Association of National Organisations of Fishery Enterprises in the European Union, participates in the elaboration and implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and defends the interests of the fishing enterprises of which the vessels are listed in the Community logbook, regardless of their length, volume or power. Europêche is a European organisation of shipowners, fishermen and employers that today counts 17 member organisations from 11 European countries and pursues diversified objectives and activities, such as:
promote the relationships between the member organisations by creating co-operation and collaboration links between them;
adopt common position papers and draw up proposals for actions, reform or measures envisaging the improvement of the activities of the fisheries enterprises represented by the national organisations;
keep their members informed about draft Community regulations, dossiers, events, studies and orientations that might directly or indirectly affect the fishing industry.