Last quote by Joe Borg
A small but increasing number of stocks are now being fished at maximum sustainable yields. Some stocks are more stable, and there are indications that over fishing is declining. Continuing that trend will require discipline. So that we can plan properly for the long term.
Dec 16 2009
Joe Borg has been quoted 10 times. The two most recent articles where Joe Borg has been quoted are Getting personal over Europe's fish and EU moves to protect tuna but rules out fishing ban. Most recently, Joe Borg was quoted as having said, “It is through this consultation that we hope to address issues which are very relevant, for example, how to reduce capacity, how to eliminate discarding of fish, how to involve and 'responsibilise' the fishermen themselves even more, through results-based management. These are the issues, among others, that we need to address, if we can hope to have a sustainable stock and therefore a sustainable fishery.”.
Quotes by Joe Borg
Apr 22 2009
It is through this consultation that we hope to address issues which are very relevant, for example, how to reduce capacity, how to eliminate discarding of fish, how to involve and 'responsibilise' the fishermen themselves even more, through results-based management. These are the issues, among others, that we need to address, if we can hope to have a sustainable stock and therefore a sustainable fishery.
Oct 28 2008
Time is running out to save the blue-fin tuna stock from collapse. With this position the European Union will be able to champion bold and decisive measures, in particular to resolve the issue of over-capacity, to reduce the length of the fishing seasons and to identify specific measures that can reinforce control throughout the market chain.
Sep 29 2008
We still have a situation of significant overfishing : in fact 80% of European fish stocks are still overfished.
Jul 16 2008
The EU fleet is still too large and too many sectors of the fleet are still wasting fuel and practising intensive fishing. I hope that this package that has been agreed today will not only provide short-term relief for operators that are in difficulties, but will also offer bases for building an efficient European fleet for the future.
May 20 2008
There are good prospects that we can have a strong fishery, we can have a strong sustainable fishery, and certainly it will be beneficient to the livelihoods of all fishermen and in particular the French.
Dec 19 2007
The decision taken tonight will ensure that the fishing pressure put on some commercial stocks by the European fleet continues to decrease. This is necessary to ensure the future of European fisheries.
Oct 10 2007
Shipping and traffic corridors cross the waters of our member states. Oil spills and pollution don't know about borders in European waters. And illegal activities such as drug trafficking or illegal immigration are trans-national by nature – affecting all of Europe.
Dec 21 2006
We would look also into other areas, where cod is in bad shape, and basically it is in bad shape in all community waters, in order to see what action apart from what we are taking already can be taken in order to bring about a situation of sustainability with regard to cod.
Jul 28 2005
It promotes the development of responsible fisheries based on the economical, financial, technical and scientific co-operation in the field of fisheries between the European community and the Kingdom of Morocco.