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
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
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)