Last Friday, the EU Commissioner for Environment, oceans and fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, attended the plenary of the European Social Dialogue Committee for sea fisheries. The social partners, ETF and Europeche, had a constructive dialogue with the Commissioner about the social dimension of the CFP.
Fishing sector representatives called on the Commission to seriously take into account the fact that fish workers and the livelihood of their families very much depend on the decisions taken in Brussels. Yet, even though more and more stocks are fished at sustainable levels, the EU fleet and its fishers are disappearing year after year.
During the meeting, the EU Commissioner reiterated his commitment to making fisheries sustainable in Europe, zero tolerance towards IUU fishing, tackling pollution, preserving biodiversity and the profitability of the fisheries sector.
The Social Partners welcome the EU Commissioner Sinkevicius’ open dialogue with the EU Social Dialogue Committee for Sea Fisheries and recognition of its unique role in addressing the social dimension of the CFP.
Here you can find the joint ETF and Europeche press release following the European Social Dialogue Committee for sea fisheries meeting with the EU Commissioner for Environment, oceans and fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
For further information, please contact:
Daniel Voces, Europêche Managing Director (+18.104.22.168.48 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrea Albertazzi, ETF Fisheries Policy Officer (+32.470.93.05.89 or email@example.com)