Commissioner Maria Damanaki's visit to Athens

September 21, 2010 09:19

The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ms Maria Damanaki, met in Athens WWF representatives Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean, and Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece, reports with reference to EC.

The Commissioner was informed of the data collected by the Organization in relation with the stocks of blue fin tuna in the Mediterranean, as well as of WWF's proposals regarding the fisheries of this species next year. On the other hand, WWF's representation made its proposals on the fishery policy in the Mediterranean, within the framework of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. It stressed the need of compliance of the fisheries with the Mediterranean Regulation (winch trawls and other bottom towed gears).

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