A delegation of the president and five vice-presidents of France’s National Fisheries Committee (CNPMEM) have taken the opportunity to air the industry’s grievances at a meeting with Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne – and are now awaiting some concrete answers from the government.
The 90-minute meeting included presentations detailing the industry’s expectations and its demands following the actions on 30th-31st March when fishing was shut down for two days.
Discussions covered the overhaul of the Marine Mammal Action Plan, the actions of the European Commission in relation to the Action Plan (in the light of a visit by the Secretary of State for the Sea to the Commissioner), official harassment relating to fisheries regulation, the prospects for a demersal seine memorandum of understanding in the Eastern Channel, and more.
CNPMEM President Olivier Le Nézet thanked the Prime Minister for the opportunity for a frank exchange.
‘I am very satisfied with the clarity of our presentations and the quality of the discussion. This was frank and straightforward. This made it possible to make clear the importance of our sector for the State,’ Olivier Le Nézet said.
‘I therefore look forward to concrete answers that we expect from the government.’