Let Your Voice Be Heard
The European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign is working
109 groups in 16 European countries.
PLEASE join us and participate in
EUROPEAN FISH FREE WEEK 3 ~ Dec 30th 2002 – Jan 5th 2003
BOYCOTT ALL FISH PRODUCTS during this week, and write to the following:
1) Your MP and MEP explaining your reasons for supporting the fish boycott, and requesting that he / she do likewise.
2) Rt. Hon. Elliot Morley, UK Minister for Fisheries & Animal Welfare, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR EmorleyMP@aol.com - explaining your reasons for supporting the fish boycott, and requesting that the Government comply with the EU Habitats & Species Directive.
3) Mr. Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Fisheries, 200, Rue de la Loi, B-1049, Brussels. firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your reasons for supporting the fish boycott, and requesting that the Common Fisheries Policy be amended to incorporate a Cetacean Bycatch Response Strategy, and that EC Regulations No.104/2000 and No. 2065/2001, which relate to the labelling of fish products, be amended to incorporate METHOD OF CAPTURE, as consumers wish to know which fishing methods have been used in obtaining the fish that they purchase.
4) Supermarkets and fish processors - explaining your reasons for supporting the fish boycott, and requesting that they provide the consumer with fish caught using fishing methods which do not result in the deaths of cetaceans i.e.. handlines, and pole and lines. There are only two such products available in UK supermarkets – canned tuna from the Maldives, caught using pole and line, and fresh mackerel caught using handlines by Cornish fishermen and certified by the MSC - the only MSC certified product to be endorsed by ECBC.
5) Commercial Fishermen's Organisations - explaining your reasons for supporting the fish boycott, and requesting that their members implement cetacean bycatch mitigation measures similar to those used by fishermen in the United States and New Zealand.
The postal addresses of supermarkets can be found on the labels of "own brand" products, and the e-mail addresses are available on their web sites.
UNILEVER is one of the largest companies in Europe trading in fish products.
Please contact Unilever UK by e-mailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Commercial Fishermen's Organisations.
Ass. CEO - Douglas Beveridge,
National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
Marsden Road, Fish Docks, Grimsby. DN31 3 SG.
Tel. 01472 352141 email@example.com
CEO - Nathan de Rozarieux
Cornish Fish Producers Organisation
The Strand, Newlyn, Cornwall. TR18 5HW.
Tel. 01736 351050
Secretary - Dr Ian Duncan
Scottish Fishermen's Federation,
14 Regent Quay, Aberdeen. AB11 5AE.
tel 01224 582583
CEO Iain MacSween
Scottish Fishermen's Organisation,
601, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh. EH4 6EA
Tel. 0131 339 7972
Braehead (SFO Enterprises) Limited (Pelagic Processing Division)
26 Denmark Street
Fraserburgh AB43 9EY
Tel. 01346 519254
Chairman - Alex West, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association,
1 Frithside Street, Fraserburgh. AB43 9AR
Tel. 01346 510714
W. Stevenson & Sons,
Fishmarket, The Strand, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5HW.
Tel. 01736 363964
e-mail address unavailable.
Wallsend Industrial Estate, Cattedown Road
Cattedown, Plymouth, PR4 ORW,
Tel. 01752 267261,
We ask that you copy and circulate the petition shown on the next page, returning
completed forms to ECBC before 31st January, 2003.
Please help these intelligent, gentle, and beautiful creatures.