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EU advocates for shared efforts towards transparency in fisheries

03/02/2016

Together with international stakeholders, the European Commission today participates in the 1st International Conference on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FITI) held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, under the auspices of President Abdel Aziz. Transparency is a key principle of the EU's approach to European and international fisheries policy.

The EU observes with interest the establishment of the FITI initiative, an encouraging contribution to the shared goal of making national and international fisheries more transparent. Mauritania, Indonesia and the Seychelles are among the first countries that have expressed the intention to establish a national transparency reporting mechanism.

Fisheries transparency aims at providing relevant stakeholders and the public with data on resources management, and at increasing resource sustainability.

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Source: DG MARE