The European Fisheries Alliance – Today marks one year since European alliance created to secure fair Brexit deal for the fisheries industry
Brussels – The European Fisheries Alliance reaches an important milestone today: A year ago, representatives of the European fishing sector from the nine nations most affected by Brexit came together in the European Parliament, under the auspices of Fisheries Committee Chairman Alain Cadec, to affirm their unity and determination to jointly work towards a mutually beneficial and long-term post-Brexit fisheries agreement for the EU and the UK.
Gerard van Balsfoort, Chairman of the European Fisheries Alliance remarked:
The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee Chairman Alain Cadec added:
Following a year that saw coastal communities from across Europe sign the so-called Santiago Declaration on Brexit, the European Fisheries Alliance looks to the future with confidence. We are grateful for the good cooperation with Michel Barnier and his team, our governments and Members of the European Parliament and for their support and understanding of our concerns.
As the Brexit talks progress, the European Fisheries Alliance will continue to work towards a Brexit agreement in the area of fisheries that is grounded in reciprocity, and which reflects the fundamentally intertwined nature of our sector, our historic ties as well as our shared responsibility to sustainably manage stocks.
About the European Fisheries Alliance
The European Fisheries Alliance is a coalition of European fishing fleets directly impacted by Brexit. Our current members include national producer organizations from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden. The Alliance accounts for over 18,000 fishermen and 3,500 vessels across the up and downstream industry, with an annual turnover €20.7 billion.