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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

26 May 2017
Unions will redouble efforts in face of challenging European environment
The 5th ordinary congress of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has closed in Barcelona. Hundreds of participants from trade unions across Europe have been part of the event which sets out the priorities and areas of focus for the...

25 May 2017
Addressing the ‘mega trend’ on sustainable transport
Automation and digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and demographic change were all up for discussion at the second #ETF2017 roundtable event, this time themed around sustainable transport. ETF Vice President Alexander Kirchner was joined...
 

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Press releases

25 May 2017
Frank Moreels is elected new ETF President
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has elected a new president. Frank Moreels, Chairman of the Belgian transport union BTB, was chosen for the position during the ETF 5th ordinary congress taking place this week in Barcelona. Broad...

12 May 2017
European social partners call EU to halt abuses of migrant fishers in a part of the EU’s fishing sector
On Wednesday 10 May the European social partners* on sea-fisheries signed a resolution inviting the European Union (EU) to take up its responsibility and end forced labour practices in EU waters. Investigations executed by the International...
 

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