Campaign: Fisheries Week 2023

European fishers joined forces to defend their work and reclaim their future

From Italy to France and Spain, the European fishers called on the European Commission to correlate its recent decisions regulating the sector to the realities of the industry. Across Europe, fishers joined forces and asked for tailored EU rules allowing them to maintain their jobs instead of making the EU depend only on imported fish products imports.

25 May 2023

Fishers across Europe protest in defence of their work and way of living

On Europe Day, ETF, EBFA, Europêche, EAPO and Cogeca speak up for fishers across Europe protesting this week against the EU policies that are putting the future of the sector at risk. In a joint press release, they send a clear message to the EU authorities that bottom fishing is on the brink of collapse and underline it is time for the EU to rethink where it wants the seafood to come from.

Press Release
9 May 2023

The voices of European fishers must be listened to!

The EU Fishers, as the true Guardians of the Sea, must be protected! – ETF and its affiliates in the Fisheries sector start today a week of actions across Europe to draw attention to the socio-economic risks the industry is exposed to due to the EU Action Plan “Protecting and restoring marine ecosystems for sustainable and resilient fisheries.”

Press Release
2 May 2023