MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Healthy marine ecosystems and stable fishing areas are key factors
The Bundestag Committee on Food and Agriculture, which is responsible for fisheries issues, held a public expert discussion on the situation of fishing in the North and Baltic Seas on Monday. The agricultural policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Albert Stegemann, and the responsible rapporteur Michael von Abercron explain:
Albert Stegemann: “The fishery is of systemic importance because it helps to meet the protein needs of the population. At the same time, it is part of the culture of our coastal regions. That is why the CDU / CSU parliamentary group stands at the side of our fishing operations. The principle of the sustainable management of fish stocks in the North Sea by our fishermen is successful and is bearing fruit. 99 percent of the catches in the North Sea come from stocks that are sustainably managed in accordance with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union. That is a central result of today’s technical discussion in the Fisheries Committee of the German Bundestag. At the same time, it became clear in discussions with the experts that several ecological factors are responsible for the decline in certain fish species in the Baltic Sea. The effects of offshore wind energy in particular need to be examined more closely. A joint consideration of all planned systems is required here. “
Michael von Abercron: “The fisheries sector is not only an important economic factor for individual fisheries, but also for entire coastal regions. It is therefore important to maintain and promote it even when the catches are difficult to develop – both for professional and recreational fishing. Healthy marine ecosystems and stable fishing areas are the basis for this. The sustainable management of fish stocks has already shown success. In return, securing fishing areas would be an effective and appropriate instrument for maintaining a sustainable fishery. “
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