GREECE - On March 13 and 14, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will host in Thessaloniki an international Conference on sustainable fishing capacity management.
The event will be held against the backdrop of the new external dimension of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy which strengthens the EU's international commitment to addressing overcapacity at a global level.
On the first day, Mr Evangelos Venizelos, the Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, will open the Conference.
Commissioner Damanaki will deliver a keynote speech, as well as Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Goodwill Ambassador of the International Union for Conservation.
The two day event will conclude with the signing of a Joint Statement on capacity management by the EU and like-minded countries such as the United States, Colombia, Indonesia and Japan.
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