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L. Mažylio klausimai eurokomisarui V. Sinkevičiui

Klausimai V. Sinkevičiui

Eurokomisaru tapęs Virginijus Sinkevičius bus atsakingas už aplinkosaugą, vandenynus ir žuvininkystę. Aplinkos, visuomenės sveikatos ir maisto saugos komitetas, kuriame L. Mažylis yra pagrindinis narys, vykdė V. Sinkevičiaus klausymus. L. Mažylio klausimai eurokomisarui:

Mr Commissioner-designate,

Since adoption of Council Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, number of wild animals, such as wolves (Canis lupus), has undoubtedly increased- up to 13-14 thousand individuals throughout EU.

The ecological balance has been disturbed and therefore farmers are complaining that agriculture is suffering permanent damage.

Similarly, since adoption of updated Birds Directive population of such birds as cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) has increased.

Angling and fishery stakeholders claim that it came to an unacceptable and unsustainable threat to fishery interests.

This problem is relevant and important for Baltic Sea region including our country Lithuania.

Therefore, mechanisms regulating population of some protected species might be considered.

The aforementioned Directives have not been amended since 1992 and respectively 2009. What is your opinion on the revision of these Directives in the next legislation period?

Follow-up question:

Cormorant population is increasing significantly. In Lithuania, I personally observe them in the places they never appeared before.

Under the directive, the deliberate capture, killing and disturbance of birds, and destruction of their nests or taking of their eggs is prohibited. At the same time growing population of cormorant affects a diverse range of fishery interests, such as fresh water habitats, commercial fisheries fish farms, recreational angling or maybe even biodiversity of fishes. What do you think is the best solution for this situation?