World Oceans Day: "We need a radical EU fisheries reform", says Commissioner Damanaki

June 7, 2011 15:52

On the occasion of the World Oceans Day, on June 8, and during this whole week a number of events are organized to raise people's awareness about the need for reforming the European Common Fisheries Policy, reports with reference to EC.

On Wednesday, Commissioner Maria Damanaki will be in London, to present her ideas about her forthcoming proposal at the GLOBE World Oceans Day Forum, but a number of other events linked to the EU fisheries reform are organized all over Europe, in the framework of the European Fish Week (June 4-12), promoted by Ocean 2012. The theme of this year will be how our marine environment used to be healthier, how overfishing has changed this and how the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform is an opportunity to go "Back to the Future".

Commissioner Damanaki said: "This summer I am going to present an ambitious proposal for a new European Common Fisheries Policy. We need a radical reform for our fisheries to be really sustainable and we need Europeans to be aware of this necessity. Events like those organized for the World Oceans Day and the European Fish Week are paramount to inform our fellow citizens so that they can be active actors, driving the change towards a fair and sustainable EU fisheries policy".

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