Barcelona, 17th of september 2018
The Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) Platform shares its input on the regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the fisheries exploiting demersal stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea (WestMed MAP) that should be voted by the Parliament during this autumn.
LIFE members agree that the main focus of the WestMed MAP should be the regulation of trawling activities. However, they feel that all fleet segments, both commercial and recreational, need to be addressed. The amendments below incorporate those fleet segments and address those issues that will have an impact on the lives and livelihoods of our constituency, the small-scale passive gear coastal fleets.