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Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomes Dr Jane Lubchenco

Welcome Jane!

On Wednesday, next week, I will welcome to Brussels Jane Lubchenco. The US Under-Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere will be in Brussels for a three-day visit, during which we will have the opportunity to discuss a wide range of subjects.
The United States have brought their fisheries management in line with what science advises and they have been successful in implementing recovery programs for many of those stocks that where depleted 20-30 years ago.
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy that I propose, imposing a legal obligation to reach Maximum Sustainable Yield for all fisheries by a set date and aiming at the elimination of discards, aims to contribute to long-term sustainability.
But even if and when we will succeed that will not be enough: we have to look beyond European waters and think globally.
That is why it is paramount to strengthen our cooperation with EU’s international partners. Jane Lubchenco’s visit will also be the opportunity to discuss the role of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and other international bodies, so that fisheries management at international level can be more effective. Moreover it will allow progress on concrete actions within the framework we set with our common statement on bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Because the need for sustainability does not stop at borders.

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