Photo: Lars-Erik Hauge, EU-delegasjonen.Photo: Lars-Erik Hauge, EU-delegasjonen

Discussed fish discards with the European Parliament

24/04/2012 // The Norwegian minister for fisheries and coastal affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, met members of the fisheries committee in the European Parliament today, and held political discussions with the EU commissioner for fisheries, Maria Damanaki.

Berg-Hansen was in Brussels last week to discuss common challenges faced by Norway and the EU in the fisheries and seafood sector. The minister for fisheries and coastal affairs also visited Norwegian exhibitors at the European Seafood Exposition and met with the Scottish minister for fisheries, Richard Lochhead.

“Norway is a major seafood exporter and the EU is our largest market. A total of 20% of EU’s seafood imports come from Norway. Furthermore, the Barents Sea contains the world’s largest cod stocks, thanks to responsible management based on the precautionary principle. Other countries are aware of this, and we experience great interest in Brussels for the Norwegian management models,” said Berg-Hansen, who spent a lot of time on this issue in the parliament.

Read the entire press release here.

Read the speech of Lisbeth Berg-Hansen in the European Parliament on 24 April here.

Source: The Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs   |   Share on your network   |   print