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2-year Anniversary of BirdLife’s Seabird petition: a good time to ask the Commission to keep its promises

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On 9 June 2010, BirdLife Europe delivered to Commissioner Maria Damanaki, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and EU Fisheries, pledges of 23.000 European citizens who were concerned about the needless death of seabirds in EU waters as bycatch. However, since then, BirdLife Europe has estimated that more than 400.000 seabirds have died as a result of bycatch in the EU fisheries gear, while the EU action plan has still to see the light of day.

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