Damanaki backs call for London to be a Sustainable Fish City

18 Jan 2011
Maria Damanaki European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

In a speech on Friday 14 January 2011, Maria Damanaki European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said:

"Coming to London from Brussels I was informed that London has been challenged to become the first ever Sustainable Fish City. What a challenge! The National Trust, four London Universities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, the Greater London Authority, the London 2012 Olympic Games amongst others have promised to serve sustainable fish. There is a clear message here and I have received it. We need a new European Fisheries Policy and we can have it!"

Ms Damanaki said: "We need the public at large to endorse sustainability and through their concrete actions change the behaviour of industry. We owe the chefs a lot to make this happen."

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