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Speech by Lowri Evans at EurOCEAN 2014 - Rome, 7 October 2014
The European Commission has proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka. After four years of intense dialogue with Sri Lanka the country could not demonstrate that it sufficiently addressed illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. In contrast, the Commission confirmed that Belize, Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu, have successfully taken measures to tackle illegal fishing.

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Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries manages two policy areas:

• integrated maritime policy

• common fisheries policy (CFP).

 

It is led by Lowri Evans (Director-General) under the political responsibility of Commissioner Maria Damanaki.

With a staff of around 400, it is one of the smallest departments in the Commission.