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Xavier Pastor, Oceana executive director in Europe, stresses that the data on the subsidies come from official sources. (Photo: Oceana/LX)

Oceana responds to accusations from the fishing industry

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Friday, October 28, 2011, 04:10 (GMT + 9)

The executive director of Oceana in Europe, Xavier Pastor, responded to the accusations made by members of the Spanish fishing sector, who reported an international discredit campaign to influence on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The industry made this organization, Greenpeace and the International Consortium Group of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) target of their annoyance.

Members of the fishing, aquaculture and Spanish seafood product canning and processing sectors and unions from the industry prepared a statement where they state that these NGOs published a number of "malicious reports against Spain" using manipulated data.

In his defense, Pastor says that "the recently published reports [by Oceana] on subsidies to the European fisheries sector discuss the 27 Member States’ subsidies, without exceptions."

"All the data used are properly referenced and come from official sources. We strongly advise the Spanish sector to read the information published by our organization before releasing misinformed statements to the public," he stated.

In the document released on 13 September, Oceana itemizes the amounts received by each of the 27 EU countries and mentions the consulted sources.

"These funds, which also benefit the Spanish sector, come from European taxpayers' money," said the NGO in a statement.

According to Pastor, Oceana opposes subsidies used to:

  • Increase fishing overcapacity;
  • Enhance overfishing;
  • Maintain or encourage destructive and/or slightly selective practices;
  • Finance illegal fishing practices.

Instead, he argues that these public resources should be used to:

  • Promote responsible fishing practices;
  • Implement management plans;
  • Adjust the size of the fleet to the stocks to ensure their maintenance over time;
  • Support artisanal, environmentally-friendly and job-creating fishing practice instead of the industrial one;
  • Promote local fish caught with sustainable techniques;
  • Protect critical habitats that are essential for fishery resources.

Related article:

Fisheries sector reporting international discredit campaign

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com

 

 


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