Fisheries Ministers remain unambitious on fisheries



Posted on 27 February 2013  | 
Strong demand to end overfishing and achieve fish stock recovery made by the European Parliament only few weeks ago has fallen on deaf ears, with much work still needing to be achieved during the trialogue negotiations.
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Brussels, 27 February 2013 - Early this morning Fisheries Ministers adopted their position on the draft basic regulation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform.

Commenting on the Council outcomes, Roberto Ferrigno, Common Fisheries Policy project coordinator at WWF’s European Policy Office said: “Today Fisheries Ministers agreed to keep an unambitious position on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy.  Strong demand to end overfishing and achieve fish stock recovery made by the European Parliament only few weeks ago has fallen on deaf ears, with much work still needing to be achieved during the trialogue negotiations”.
 
Next steps
Following this council, the Irish presidency will receive a mandate to commence the trialogue negotiations together with the European Parliament and Commission.
 
The basic regulation, however, is only one of three files in the fisheries reform. Already next week trialogues will start on the Common Market Organisation. The third file, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, has not yet been voted by the Parliament.
 

 

For further information: www.wwf.eu/fisheries

For interview requests:
ALEXANDRA BENNETT, Communications Director
WWF European Policy Office
E-mail: abennett@wwf.eu
Mobile: +32 477 393 400

ROBERTO FERRIGNO, Common Fisheries Policy Project Coordinator,
WWF European Policy Office
E-Mail: rferrigno@wwf.eu
Mobile: +32 497 433 688
 
Strong demand to end overfishing and achieve fish stock recovery made by the European Parliament only few weeks ago has fallen on deaf ears, with much work still needing to be achieved during the trialogue negotiations.
© WWF Canon Enlarge

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