The evaluation of the Fishing Vessel Safety Directive (Directive 97/70/EC), setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over, is the occasion for the EU Social Partners for Sea Fisheries to ask the European Commission to improve safety and health at sea.
In an official letter addressed to the European Commission, in response to the public consultation on Fishing Vessel Safety Directive, the Social Partners ETF and Europeche underline that the Directive must be aligned with other key international agreements.
The EU Social Partners for Sea Fisheries offer solid arguments for why safety and health at sea should be considered priorities in the revision of Directive 97/70. In their position on the EC’s public consultation, they also indicate concrete ways to achieve it:
You can find here the position of the EU Social Partners for Sea Fisheries on the ongoing revision of Directive 97/70/EC.