In his press conference on Friday after another round of EU/UK Brexit negotiations, EU Chief’s Negotiator, Michel Barnier said “We have made no progress on fisheries.”
Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) has reported that fishers in Cyprus who have opted for the government’s “tie-up” scheme are having their boats chained in harbour by Fisheries Authorities.
EU Fisheries Commissioner, Virginius Sinkevičius took part this afternoon in a live online questions and answers session with the European public.
The European Council today adopted new rules intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the fishery and aquaculture sector.
For a number of fleets still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, repatriation of fisheries crew and change of crew are still key problems.
Europeche has said that the fishing industry welcomes the European Union’s support to overcome the socio-economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.