EU ministers have reached a provisional deal to reshape the Common Fisheries Policy, long blamed for overfishing.
The deal has been hailed by the UK environment ministry Defra but criticised by the EU fisheries commissioner and environmentalists.
A Commission source told BBC News the new funding arrangements would continue to promote overfishing.
He said measures to support selective nets that avoided discards would be outweighed by funds for bigger engines.
The deal took away with one hand but gave with the other, the source said.
Via David Rowing