Commissioner Damanaki visits the Brussels International Seafood Expo
Commissioner Maria Damanaki discussed the future Common Fisheries Policy with industry and NGOs representatives at the event "NetGains. How can EU funds support a sustainable seafood supply?", organised by the Alliance for CFP Reform at the Brussels International Seafood Expo.
Commissioner Damanaki said: "The future funding of the Common Fisheries Policy will be deployed to give a real boost towards environmental, social and economic sustainability for our coastal areas. Its measures will give the fisheries reform a real footing towards a healthy, profitable and strong sector that takes an interest in environmentally stable fish stocks and increased consumer demand for sustainable fish".
Commissioner Damanaki also met the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group, to congratulate fishermen for the recent MSC certification.