WWF "More Fish" petition close to 100.000 signatures
WWF is presenting its "More Fish" petition to the European Parliament today. The petition asks for putting an end to overfishing in European waters and overseas alike and for reforming fisheries management.
Commissioner Damanaki welcomed the petition, commenting: "it is important that citizens are made aware of the challenges we face: only if people care about the health of our seas and oceans, the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy has a chance to go through".
The petition remains open for signatures and will be handed to the European Parliament before the debate on the Commission's proposals for a reformed Common Fisheries Policy, this autumn.