European workshop tackles restricted work mobility of fishermen in Europe

On Friday 29 May 2015, in the frame of the European Maritime Day, Europêche1, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF2) and the European Boating Industry, organised with the support of the European Commission a workshop attended by Member of European Parliament Sofia Ribeiro (Employment Committee), representatives from the European Commission and key maritime stakeholders. Discussions took place to adequately address the problems faced by the fishing and boating industries in Europe, owing to the lack of recognition of qualifications of personnel on fishing and small commercial vessels.