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EU Ministers have reached agreement on fishing opportunities for 2015 in the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea following lengthy discussion at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on the 15th and 16th December. Karmenu Vella, the EU's Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, presented the Commission's proposals based for the first time on the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels.

Commissioner Maria Damanaki's visit to Athens

Press release - 20/09/2010

The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ms Maria Damanaki, met today in Athens WWF representatives Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean, and Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece.

The Commissioner was informed of the data collected by the Organization in relation with the stocks of blue fin tuna in the Mediterranean, as well as of WWF's proposals regarding the fisheries of this species next year. On the other hand, WWF's representation made its proposals on the fishery policy in the Mediterranean, within the framework of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. It stressed the need of compliance of the fisheries with the Mediterranean Regulation (winch trawls and other bottom towed gears).

Ms Maria Damanaki and WWF representatives; Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece and Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean.

Ms Maria Damanaki and WWF representatives; Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece and Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean.

Ms Maria Damanaki and WWF representatives; Mr. Yiorgos Paximadis, responsible for the Maritime Environment of WWF Greece and Mr. Sergi Tudela, Director of the Programme Fisheries of the Mediterranean.