Commissioner Damanaki replies to PEW Environment Group on fisheries issues

Commissioner Maria Damanaki replied to the letter she received from PEW Environment Group on fisheries issues pdf - 131 KB [131 KB] .

Dear Dr. Lieberman, Dear Ms. Bellion,

I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your letter dated 27 November 2012 and your kind words regarding the leadership role of the European Commission on a number of important issues in the domain of fisheries policy.

I have consistently supported a science-based policy aiming to ensure sustainability worldwide. This applies without any doubt to sharks, where as you have pointed out, good progress has been made on a real ban on shark finning and at ICCAT at the RFMO level.

I am committed to securing further progress on these issues, as well as on the ongoing Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in the coming months.

Yours sincerely,
Maria Damanaki

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