European chefs demand urgent fisheries reform
Fish2Fork rallied European chefs and restarateurs who strive to provide sustainable seafood to their customers and for that support an urgent reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the initiative: "We - the policy-makers - must seize the opportunity we have to reform the EU fisheries policy, if we don't want consumers and retailers and chefs turning away from fish, because we cannot ensure that what they find on the market is sustainable. We must realize that we run the risk to fail their trust, if we do not change our fisheries policy and if we don't do it now. The principles that European chefs call for are simple and they are the pillars of the proposal for a reformed Common Fisheries Policy that is now on the table: I very much hope that sustainability will remain the main aim of the reform also at the end of the negotiations between EU Ministers and the European Parliement".