Commissioner Damanaki in Rome to discuss Common Fisheries Policy reform
On Thursday, Commissioner Maria Damanaki discussed the Commission proposals for a reformed Common Fisheries Policy with the Italian Parliament and with Minister Mario Catania.
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She also seized the opportunity of the visit to meet, on Friday, fishermen and industry representatives, as well as environmental and consumers' organisations that are involved in the debate on the reform.
Commissioner Damanaki had the opportunity to underline the importance of the involvement of all actors in a collective effort to reach sustainability.
Discussions in Rome focussed on how, through regionalisation, the reform can take into account the specificities of Mediterranean fisheries, on the tools that will be put in place to ease the transition toward environmental, social and economic sustainability, and on the instruments that can deliver a level-playing field in sea basins where EU fishermen share fish stocks with countries that are not members of the Union.