News :: Commissioner Damanaki to launch new campaign to promote sustainable fishing

Commissioner Damanaki to launch new campaign to promote sustainable fishing

(24/01/2014) On Monday 27 January, Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will launch the European Commission's 'Inseparable' campaign to promote sustainable fishing across Europe at an event in Hamburg's International Maritime Museum, co-hosted by the city's mayor, Olaf Scholz.  The event builds on the momentum of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy which came into force in January 2014.

The overall objective of the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable. This message is taken up as the core principle of the Inseparable campaign which provides practical information to European consumers and other market actors on how they can eat, buy, and sell sustainable fish.

Speakers at the event include Ulrike Rodust, who led the European Parliament's negotiations during the CFP reform discussions, and Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany. The event will be attended by representatives from industry, non-governmental organisations, consumer groups, academics, chefs and other key stakeholders.

The campaign's hub will be online through a dedicated website - and through social media including twitter (@inseparableeu) and Facebook.


  • 27/01/2014 - Make a difference by eating, buying, or selling sustainable seafood

    We Europeans are INSEPARABLE from our seas and the fish they offer us.

    The European Commission has this month launched Inseparable, a Europe-wide campaign to promote sustainable fishing. Inseparable builds on the momentum of the CFP reform and recognises that we all have our part to play if we want to protect one of our most precious resources.

    The campaign runs in parallel with the new CFP's coming into force and shares the same message - let's make fishing sustainable. Information will be provided on how we can all make the small changes to our everyday habits to ensure we can keep fishing sustainably in future generations.

  • 24/01/2014 - Consultation on technical measures

    A new public consultation has been published. Deadline: 14/05/2014

  • 24/01/2014 - Atlantic workshop on EU funds on 17 February 2014 - Registration is open

    The European Commission is organising a workshop on how to access and mobilise EU funds to pursue implementation of the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic area. Registration is now open.