An invaluable opportunity for a more sustainable and fair BfT fishery
From the 12th to the 19th of November 2018 in Dubrovnik (Croatia) the 21st Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas will take place. The Meeting is the right time to draw the attention on the case of European small-scale fishers, the majority of the EU fleet, that since 2006 have been stripped from their rights to fish Bluefin Tuna.
It is in this framework that LIFE writes to Mr. Raul Delgado, Chair of ICCAT, welcoming the EU’s Draft Recommendation to ICCAT on establishing a Multi-annual Management Plan for Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean and making recommendations to ensure that small-scale fishers are allocated the fair proportion of the annual increase of quota which they deserve.
The above-metioned letter has been sent to the following officials and decision-makers, plus widely disseminated to sector representatives, NGOs and stakeholders.
Mr. Camille Jean Pierre Manel, Executive Secretary ICCAT; Dr. Miguel Neves dos Santos, Assistant Executive Secretary; Mr. Raul Delgado, ICCAT Commission Chair; Stefaan Depypere, First Vice Chair ICCAT
Mr Andres Jessen; Mr Franco Biagi; MR Francisco-Javier Vazquez-Alvarez
MEP Linnea Engstrom; MEP Gabriel Mato; MEP Norica Nicolai; MEP Ricardo Serrao Santos;
Mr Rafael Centenera