Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/09/28

40 environmental NGOs ask European Commission to halt reintroduction of harmful fisheries subsidies

vessel“On 18 September, 40 NGOs across Europe (including Seas At Risk and some of its members) sent a letter to Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Cecilia Malmström, calling on the European Commission to refrain from providing financial aid for the construction of new fishing vessels in nine European outermost regions belonging to France, Portugal and Spain.
The NGOs point out that the reintroduction of subsidies for new vessels perpetuates a situation where too many vessels chase too few fish. A 2008 assessment by the European Commission found the size and capacity of the European fleet to be two to three times above the sustainable level, since which time the EU fishing fleet has been reduced by less than 10% in power (KW) and 20% in gross tonnage (GT).”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 26 de setembro de 2018

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