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New Campaign Urges Europe to Eat, Buy, Sell Sustainable Fish

Lucy Towers
17 January 2014, at 12:00am

EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is launching an EU-wide campaign, INSEPARABLE, to raise awareness on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

For centuries, we Europeans have been inseparable from the sea and its fish. Fish are an important part of our diets, keeping us healthy. Fishing provides us with jobs. Fish help us prosper. This is why the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, agreed on in 2013, boosts the European fisheries and aquaculture sectors to make them more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

INSEPARABLE urges Europeans to eat, buy and sell sustainable fish. Citizens will be given information on how they can make the small changes in their everyday lives to ensure we can keep fishing tomorrow.

Commissioner Damanaki will also host two events in the framework of this awareness campaign, in Hamburg and in Athens. The events will emphasize the need for consumers to diversify their fish choices and the detrimental effects of discards in northern countries while attention will be raised on the problem of consuming juveniles in southern countries.

Follow the awareness campaign on Twitter via @inseparableeu and Facebook.