Letters Sent to EU Fisheries Ministers ahead of November 2018 EU-Norway meeting in Bergen

                                 
Seagulls Feed on By-catch From Trawler © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

Seagulls Feed on By-catch From Trawler © Greenpeace / Christian Aslund

The European Union and Norway share responsibility for the management of several fish stocks. Each November the two sides get together to agree on fishing limits for the following year. Both have made commitments to fish sustainably and to end overfishing, and claim to be leaders in restoring global ocean health. Yet when they get together, behind  closed doors in the Norwegian town of Bergen, the EU and Norway almost always agree on continued destruction and overfishing.

We are calling for an end to the hypocrisy.

Below are several letters which have been sent to EU ministers responsible for fisheries, ahead of this year’s meeting in Bergen (November 26 – 30). Keep an eye on @our_fish in the build-up to Bergen, we will be there too, making some noise and highlighting the hypocrisy.

Belgium: EU/Norway Fisheries Agreement

Denmark: Fiskeriaftale Mellem Eu Og Norge

France: Accord de pêche entre l’Union européenne et la Norvège

Germany: Die Verhandlungen zwischen der EU und Norwegen über die Fangmöglichkeiten für 2019 vorbereiten

Ireland: EU/Norway Fisheries Agreement

Portugal: Acordo de pescas União Europeia/Noruega

UK: EU/Norway Fisheries Agreement

See also:

Document: Joint NGO recommendations for the European Union and Norway agreement on fishing opportunities in the North Sea and the Atlantic for 2019(pdf)

Table of TAC Recommendations: Joint NGO recommendations for the European Union and Norway agreement on fishing opportunities in the North Sea and the Atlantic for 2019 (pdf)