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This joint NGO letter co-signed by 6 NGOs (Blue Marine Foundation, ClientEarth, Marine Conservation Society, Oceana, Our Fish and Seas at Risk) was sent on 19 March 2021. In this letter, we call on Victoria Prentis to ensure transparency and accountability of the bilateral and trilateral negotiations between the UK, the EU and Norway on fishing opportunities, and with regard to the work of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries to be established under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU. A similar letter was sent to Commissioner Sinkevičius on the EU side.
Read the initial joint NGO letter co-signed by 13 NGOs here.
Read the Commissioner’s response to this letter here.
Read the follow-up letter jointly sent by the NGOs in response to the Commissioner’s reply here.
Read the Commissioner’s response to the follow-up letter here.
Read Minister Prentis’ response here.
Read a similar letter jointly sent by German NGOs to the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, here.