Common Fisheries Policy Campaign
Paint a fish, save the seas
In February 2013 the European Parliament as a whole voted on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy for the first time, with an opportunity to correct decades of mismanagement by Ministers.
WWF created an e-action enabling people to paint-a-fish and send it, along with a message, to their MEP’s asking for a healthy and prosperous future for our oceans. Over 20,000 citizens painted a fish to show their support. The response from MEPs was particularly encouraging. One MEP even chose her favourite fish and had it printed on t-shirts which her and her team wore to the vote in Strasbourg!
Previous Campaign Actions
In November 2012, more than 30,000 WWF supporters across Europe contacted MEPs on the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee to ask for ambitious reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. With another 150,000 citizens signing the campaign petition, MEPs across the political spectrum got the message that we want to see change! Check out their reactions to the messages you sent last year.