With just two days to go until commissioner Maria Damanaki presents the proposal for CFP reform, several columnists are analysing the situation.
In his comment on SeafoodSource.com, Jason Holland writes: “Certainly in recent months it’s become apparent the Commissioner’s wish list of proposals doesn’t have the necessary volume of support to make their passing anything close to a walk in the park.”
In a column published last week in Nature, marine ecologist Rainer Froese presents a grim view of the present situation, but concludes: “The sad state of European fish stocks is not a failure that good management simply could not overcome.”
According to a column by David Cronin in New Europe, the Commission’s proposal has been formulated “following a ‘consultation’ exercise that has proven to be a sham”. The expected proposal is tailored to satisfy big industry demands, he writes.
How to follow the launch on Wednesday?
The Commission will hold a press conference on the CFP reform on Wednesday 13 July, at 12:30, which can be followed live on EbS.
Commissioner Maria Damanaki – @MariaDamanakiEU – will be chatting about the reform on Twitter, Thursday 14 July, 11:00 am.
Of course, keep visiting cfp-reformwatch.eu to follow the latest news on the CFP reform.