Working towards a new generation of fisheries partnership agreements
Commissioner Damanaki convened a Ministerial Conference on the Future of Fisheries Partnership Agreements, on Friday 13 May.
Ahead of the meeting, she stated: "The aim is to give the floor to the Ministers of our partner countries, who know better their situations and can express their expectations and their ambitions. I have also invited the European ministers and the Parliament.The creation of a new generation of agreements is the way to go and it will be a fundamental element of the overall reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy."
Speech: "A new generation of fisheries agreements "
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This is the first time such a meeting is convened, and was deemed necessary by the Commissioner to discuss the future of such agreements in view of the upcoming reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. Aside from a strong Ministerial presence from EU Member States, 17 Ministers will attend from Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and Greenland (list of participants [18 KB] ). This one-day event will provide an opportunity to exchange views on several issues, such as the scientific dimension to sustainable fishing in third countries waters, the governance framework and the effectiveness of financial support in developing the fishing sectors of third countries (agenda [107 KB] ).