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Fisheries

One of the current challenges for the Fisheries Section has been the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). This policy is based on the reduction in the fishing capacity of the European fleet, huge reductions in several fishing quotas, the establishment of recovery plans, namely for cod and hake, and changes in the socio economic instruments. Furthermore, the concept of effort regulation via a limit for the number of days at sea has been introduced - despite its rejection by the ETF, which expresses serious concerns about unsafe working practices and insufficient rest periods. This reform had severe implications on fishermen throughout Europe and the ETF Fisheries Section has been active in designing proposals to counteract those consequences.

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News online

25 Apr 2018
A social fisheries policy for Europe: ETF pushes Commission to protect migrant fishers and implement social partner agreements
// // Brussels hosts many conferences, expos and political meetings, but there are only a few events that leave every hotel in town fully booked. The Brussels Seafood Expo is one of them. Since this event is one of the most important...

01 Dec 2017
ETF discusses social dialogue and unionization in the fisheries sector with delegation from Thailand
// // ETF met today with a high-level delegation of the government of Thailand, who were visiting Brussels to discuss labour issues. Livia Spera, ETF political secretary for Dockers and Fishers, gave a presentation with Europeche, the...
 

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Press releases

13 Mar 2018
European transport unions call for European Labour Authority that works for workers
// // Transport unions across Europe listened carefully as Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, presented plans for a European Labour Authority (ELA). We hoped this new body would be a concrete step in...

09 Nov 2017
EU Social Partners keep up momentum on safety and labour conditions in fishing
On 9th November 2017, during their annual plenary meeting, the EU Social Partners in the fisheries sector (Europêche1 and ETF2) met with the specialised agencies of the United Nations which play a vital role in fishers’ safety at sea and working...
 

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