Cameras on fishing boats, Sicilian marines in revolt
The Sicilian marinerias join to say no to the proposal for a community regulation that provides for the installation of cameras on board the boats. A meeting of several Sicilian navies was held yesterday morning in Licata to address this new "emergency".
"This is a proposal for a community regulation integrating and modifying a previous regulation – says Calogero Bono, director of the fishing cooperative Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca – which governs the system of controls on fishing activities which would also include, for example, the installation of cameras on board the individual fishing boats to monitor and control catches, this together with other increasingly stringent controls for fishing. The regulatory provision is currently under consideration by the European Fisheries Commission, it will follow an iter in the coming months and could land in the European Parliament in October for final approval ".
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