"Today, the European Commission presented a Green Paper on a future maritime policy, which aims to integrate policies concerning all marine-related activities — shipping, industry, trade, tourism, energy, fisheries and marine research — in order to boost competitiveness and growth."

"WWF is concerned that integrating these policies based only on economic growth will jeopardise the protection or the marine environment and undermine the goal of sustainable development. "

“The EU needs to learn from the fisheries experience," said Carol Phua, a fisheries policy officer with WWF's European Policy Office in Brussels."

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