Fisheries Policy jont debate - sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands because of mackerel overfishing
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 12/09/2012 First transmission: 12/09/2012
- extracts from the debate
(recorded on 11/09)
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||SOUNDBITE (English) Pat the Cope GALLAGHER, EP Rapporteur, on the fact that the situation of the North - East Atlantic is a great concern and that the legislation can be used against third countries. On how Iceland has enormously and unilaterally increased its mackerel catch since 2005. On his disappointment because of the failure of costal states to reach an agreement on 3rd of September and his hope that the Commission will move the situation forward.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Andreas MAVROYANNIS, on behalf of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU Council, on the fact that the external dimension of the new fisheries agreements are based on sustainability.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Andreas MAVROYANNIS, on behalf of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU Council, on the fact that this piece of legislation will enable the EU to adopt effective measures against third countries allowing not sustainable fishing: "of course the most recent such case that come to our minds is the situation of the North East Atlantic mackerel stock, thanks to this legislation we now have an additional instrument to fight against such not sustainable management practices".
||Maria DAMANAKIS, EU Commissioner for Fisheries: "What I can say is that the Commission is disappointed about not reaching an agreement with other coastal areas on the mackerel stock. I am getting ready and having everything in order if you vote this legislation".
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