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PFA and Greenpeace sign MoU on sustainable pelagic fisheries


31 August 2016

 

The Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) and its member companies Parlevliet & Van der Plas, Cornelis Vrolijk and W. van der Zwan, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenpeace. Shared objective is to achieve a sustainable (pelagic) fisheries, such as the herring and mackerel fishery, and a healthy balance between fisheries and the marine environment. PFA will not explore until now unfished areas in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

 

The agreements in the MoU recognize the leading role of the PFA:

  • in the collection of scientific data and scientific research regarding (pelagic) resources, avoiding bycatch, improving selectivity and the impact on the marine ecosystem, and
  • in constructively contributing to effective fisheries management in all regions where members of the PFA have a pelagic fishing operation.
  • Both parties also agreed that the PFA member companies refrain from entering into fishing in the until now unfished areas in the Arctic and Antarctic and to work together in improving regional fisheries management in West Africa.

PFA and Greenpeace will entertain an ongoing dialogue on all issues listed in the MoU.

The duration of the agreement is set at ten years.

 

MoU:

/media/afbeeldingen/20160831 - MoU Greenpeace-PFA - agreed text (FINAL).pdf

 

Press Statement:

/media/afbeeldingen/20160831 - Joint press statement Greenpeace PFA and VNO - ENG .pdf

 

Persbericht:

/media/afbeeldingen/20160831 - Gezamenlijk persbericht van Greenpeace PFA en VNO - NL.pdf

 

Picture taken by Nina Slagmolen:

/media/afbeeldingen/20160831 - signing MoU GP-PFA.pdf

 

 



 

PFA represents the interests of nine European freezer-trawler companies involved in pelagic fishing activities for human consumption.

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