Another chance at fishery protection?

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Another chance at fishery protection?

Postby x » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:54 am

Leon, busy as always on the conservation front and never one to miss an opportunity to highlight how recreational sea anglers can get a foot in the political door, recently mailed me some information. The gist of it I've copied below. On foot of the document referenced below, he wrote to Joe, Borg Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs.

Please see Jo Borg's speech 'Perspectives of a European Maritime Policy' at:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/fisheries/new ... h75_en.htm

Having written to Joe Borg, the reply seems to indicate that we have an opportunity to influence the contents of the Green Paper that is being developed, to recognise the value and need for development of the Recreational Angling Sector within Europe.

Previously, EU fisheries have maintained that their remit has been solely the development of Commercial Fisheries as laid out in the EU treaty and, whilst they have been prepared to discuss matters of marine conservation and stock management, they have been reluctant to acknowledge the recreational angling sector as a stakeholder.

We now appear to be being offered a chink through which we can slip, in talking about what we would like to see within the Green Paper, and we should make the most that we can of the opportunity.

Leon's advice is that we should all respond, as organisations and as individuals, both directly to the commission and through our MEPs.

If you are tired of getting increasingly small numbers of increasingly small fish, furious at boats fishing practically on the beach etc, it's time to write to your MEP outlining your concern, stating what you think might be a solution to the problems you outline. Something as simple as a 3 or 5 mile no net area would be a start.....
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Postby Leon Roskilly » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:00 pm

You can find your MEP here:

[url]http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/expert.do?language=en&redirection[/url]

You can email Jo Borg, the EU Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs at:

joe.borg@cec.eu.int

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Irish MEPs

Postby x » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:34 am

"Just to make life even easier, I'll post a sample letter here as soon as I get one drafted and in the meantime, a list of the Irish MEPs:

http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/expe ... country=IE

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You can email Jo Borg, the EU Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs at:

joe.borg@cec.eu.int


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Liam AYLWARD
Fianna F?il Party
laylward@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Substitute
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Committee on Fisheries
Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Simon COVENEY
Fine Gael Party
scoveney@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Committee on Fisheries
Subcommittee on Human Rights
Delegation for relations with Iran

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Brian CROWLEY
Fianna F?il Party
briancrowleymep@eircom.net

Member
Conference of Presidents
Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute
Committee on Fisheries
Committee on Legal Affairs
Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Proinsias DE ROSSA
Labour Party
pderossa@europarl.eu.int

Vice-Chairman
Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council

Member
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Committee on Petitions

Substitute
Committee on Foreign Affairs

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Avril DOYLE
Fine Gael Party
adoyle@europarl.eu.int

Vice-Chairwoman
Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen

Member
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Substitute
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Marian HARKIN
mharkin@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on Regional Development
Delegation for relations with Canada

Substitute
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Delegation for relations with the United States

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Jim HIGGINS
Fine Gael Party
jhiggins@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on Regional Development
Delegation for relations with Canada

Substitute
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Delegation for relations with Japan

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Mary Lou McDONALD
Sinn F?in
Postal address : 44 Parnell Square DUBLIN 1

Member
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and to the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee

Substitute
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Mairead McGUINNESS
Fine Gael Party
mmcguinness@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Committee on Petitions
Delegation to the EU-Romania Joint Parliamentary Committee

Substitute
Committee on Budgets
Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gay MITCHELL
Fine Gael Party
Postal address : European Parliament Rue Wiertz ASP 08F359 BE-1047 BRUSSELS

Vice-Chairman
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Member
Committee on Development
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Substitute
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Se?n ? NEACHTAIN
Fianna F?il Party
Postal address : 42 Prospect Hill GALWAY

Chairman
Delegation for relations with Canada

Member
Conference of Delegation Chairmen
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Committee on Fisheries

Substitute
Committee on Budgets
Delegation for relations with South Africa

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Eoin RYAN
Fianna F?il Party
eryan@europarl.eu.int

Member
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Substitute
Committee on Development
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Kathy SINNOTT
Independent
Postal address: ""St. Joseph"" Ballinabearna BALLINHASSIG Co. Cork

Member
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Committee on Constitutional Affairs"
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