Fishers from eight EU countries have created LIFE, an organisation representing low impact fishers in Europe.
LIFE stands for Low Impact Fishermen of Europe, and the organisation was founded on 24 November at a meeting in Spain.
At the launch, the Polish fisherwoman Katarzyna Wysocka said, “I do believe that we are creating history. Although there are some differences in how we fish, we have the same problems and we need similar solutions. LIFE is a huge chance for us, we are small but big enough not to be ignored. I hope that fisheries ministers around Europe won’t pretend anymore that we do not exist.”
Read more: LIFE press release