Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/03/11

NGOs blast EC’s commitment of over €7bn in fisheries subsidies

Credit: areporter/Shutterstock.com“The European Commission’s (EC) move to commit more than €7 billion under the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is drawing criticism from NGOs.
According to the EC, the EMFF “will continue to support the European fisheries sector in the move towards more sustainable fishing practices and innovation”. The latest EMFF, the financial component of the common fisheries policy, will cover 2021-2027.
“We don’t want to increase the fishing vessels’ capacity to catch fish. But investments should be encouraged so that we have modern, more spacious vessels, where the crew can live and work easier, better and safer and where the quality of the fish is optimized,” said Gabriel Mato, a member of the European Parliament and a spokesman on fisheries.”

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Fonte: Undercurrent News, 8 de março de 2019


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