Covid19 – Sustainable fisheries sectors need immediate support

  • Posted on: 1 April 2020
  • By: Anonimo (non verificato)

Covid19 – Sustainable fisheries sectors need immediate support

MEPs set out key proposals on fisheries and changes needed to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 

The impacts of Covid-19 are already hitting the fisheries sector, particularly small scale and artisanal fisheries.

The current situation demands pressing action in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak, beyond the proposal of the European Commission on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which was insufficient.

Further urgent actions are needed to protect incomes and assure food security, to safeguard the sector, to defend small scale and artisanal fisheries and the sustainable use of oceans.

The proposals of the GUE/NGL MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries for further changes to the EMFF can be found here.

 

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