Italy Raises Concern Over Croatian Fishing Season
Italian authorities are concerned that Croatian fishing fleets are ignoring guidelines regarding the ‘closed’ fishing season, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
Italian MEP Marco Affronte said that there needs to be a “common cause” on the subject of fishing seasons, noting that on weeks when Italian boats are docked as a result of the closed season, Croatian ones are active.
“This is unbelievable and makes no sense,” Affronte said. “Europe should clarify its position on this issue, in order to permit the natural restocking of fish.”
He called for a “transnational” approach to closed seasons, to be implemented by the European Union.
“This situation presents a risk of damaging Italian fishermen, who have to face an unequal situation,” he said.
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