Informal meeting of European Ministers for Fisheries: arrivals and round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-058995   Duration: 10:02:45  Lieu:
End production: 29/09/2008   First transmission: 29/09/2008
EU Fisheries Ministers gathered on 29 September 2008 in Brussels for an informal meeting to prepare the "health check" on fisheries. The meeting covered the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and focused particularly on the modalities for the management of resources and particularly on quota policy, as well as the supervision of the fishing fleet.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Solvay Library in Brussels where the informal meeting was held 00:00:05
10:00:10 Arrival of the Spanish delegation 00:00:08
10:00:18 Arrival of Joe Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 00:00:13
10:00:31 Arrival of a delegation 00:00:10
10:00:41 Arrival of George Pullicino, Maltese Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs 00:00:09
10:00:50 Arrival of Michel Barnier, French Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and President in office of the Council 00:00:11
10:01:01 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:01:05 Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that the time has not come to fix the red lines; they want to open the debate quite early to give ideas to the European Commission in view of the preparation of the Green Paper; they want to see which is the position of all those countries interested in the fisheries policy and see how they envisage the balance between the protection of a delicate resource and the economic interest of thousands of people and families that depend on that 00:00:37
10:01:42 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:01:47 Michel Barnier (in FRENCH) saying that one of the ideas that is studied by the European Commission is the liberalisation of quotas; but this idea can be worrying; they think it is possible to do it as they have already done in the Mediterranean or in Brittany by giving more space to co-reponsibility; but they must be careful because some Member States want too much liberalism, too much financing, and too much concentration in the fishing economy 00:00:37
10:02:24 Arrival of Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Finnish Minister for Agriculture and Forestry 00:00:09
10:02:33 Arrival of the Danish delegation with Eva Kjer Hansen, Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 00:00:12
10:02:45 Views of the round table (3 shots) 00:00:26
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