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– An important and encouraging proposal for reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy

13/07/2011 // – The reform proposals presented today signal a new direction for the EU and the Common Fisheries Policy. I fully support Commissioner Damanaki’s efforts to secure sustainable fisheries and I am especially satisfied with the proposal to introduce a ban on discards, said Norway’s Minister for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.

The European Commission today presented its proposals for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy for 2013-2022. The European Union and Norway have a common responsibility to manage joint stocks in the North Sea and in Skagerrak. Therefore the reform is also of interest to Norway. The Commission proposes to introduce a ban on discard of fish over a period of three years starting from 2014.

Read the full press release at the website of the Ministry for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

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