What is required is not so much the creation of a new authority - a European Union fishery inspection service already exists. But instead of merely requiring governments to adopt appropriate measures to ensure the effectiveness of a conservation policy, strict and effective rules should set out in framework legislation which could be applied uniformly throughout the Union.
Adequate control also requires that the inspection services have sufficient resources. This is not at present the case.
Yours faithfully, M. P. STRAUSS European Communities Economic and Social Committee Brussels 2 JanuaryReuse content