Press conference of Joe Borg, Member of the EC, on the Common Fisheries Policy
Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, gave a press conference after the adoption of the Green Paper on the future of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. The paper analyses the shortcomings of the current Policy and launches a broad public consultation on how these shortcomings should be tackled. Fishermen and other interested parties from the sector, but also scientists, civil society and interested citizens, are invited to respond and have their say until 31 December 2009 on the future face of European fisheries. The consultation is the first step of the process which should bring about a radical reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.