Friday, October 14, 2011

Re-posting: WWF



Give our seas a healthy future - one month left to reach target!

We are calling on the European Union to end overfishing and ensure our fisheries and marine environment can thrive again by reforming the Common Fisheries Policy. 
Please enter your details below to add your name to our petition 
To the President of the European Parliament: 
Most of Europe's fisheries are over-fished. Iconic marine species are disappearing from our seas and coastal communities are being run down. This is being driven by the European Common Fisheries Policy. 
This Policy is forcing fishermen to waste fish even though they are struggling to keep their business profitable. 
With the biggest threat to Europe's marine wildlife from overfishing, we believe that the Common Fisheries Policy needs to be ambitiously reformed to allow our seas to recover and for fishing dependent businesses to thrive. 
We call on the European Union to end overfishing and ensure our fisheries and marine environment can thrive again by reforming the Common Fisheries Policy.
We ask for: 
Sustainable management: every commercial fishery must be managed under a long-term management plan designed to ensure the sustainable management, recovery and rebuilding of fish stocks and marine ecosystems. 
Effective regionalisation: fisheries must be managed regionally, linking fishing rights and responsibilities to improving ecosystem health and enhancing economic resilience of the fishing fleets. 
Fair fishing abroad: the principles of the policy must apply to all European vessels wherever they operate in the world. 
Improved quality: An integrated and coherent set of policies across the supply chain, so that fishermen catch what is needed when it's needed, avoiding waste and adding value at all stages along the way from boat to plate.
To sign the petition please CLICK HERE.  
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