Agriculture, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


Dear Pirates,

in the name of Annette Berndt hereby a invitation to the constituent meeting of the working group Agriculture, Maritime Affairs, Fisheries on the NRW-Mumble[1] on 28.06.2018 at 21.00h CEST.

An agenda will be available on time.

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Proposal X) Environment

Hi, I am interested in the maritime affairs and fisheries aspects, though not an expert, so I am looking forward to tomorrow’s session. I wonder though, what exactly is the term ‘maritime affairs’ supposed to entail?


We were two (and a half) at yesterday’s meeting. During the discussion, a point concerning small-scale farming and subsidence agriculture was added. More information on the pad. After some thoughts, I also wonder if urban agriculture shall not be added as a real topic (linked to the commons, autonomy, resilience, education or knowledge…).


added in pad the 29/06/2018 ( Board Meeting CEEP )

Documentation EU

EU Departements / Executive agencies

Agriculture and rural development (Directorate-General | AGRI)

Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Executive agencyChafea)

Maritime Affairs (Directorate-General | MARE)

EU Maritime Affairs (explain)

EU Fisheries (explain)

Read and Discute about at the next meeting


The access to clean water, clean air and collectively organized use of natural resources is part of the universal human rights. Those rights are the scale to which social actions are compared to.

It’s not solely the goal of the agricultural and forestry sector, including fishery and gardening, to preserve those natural resources. Its goal is also to help the broad spectrum of natural resources (soil, water, air, biodiversity) thrive.

Fertile soil and healthy waterbodies form the foundation of our nutrition. In addition they have a tremendous positive impact on our eco system. Therefore any drawback in favor of a short-termed economic advantage has to be dispelled and not just subordinated to such.

Seeds are the spawn of self-determination. For that reason we campaign for a preservation of a diversity of varieties and an advancement of true-to-seed crops. The appropriate matter are open-source licenses, because patents on seeds are patents on life and therefore to refuse.

Pirates stand for diversity. Regional differences are Europe’s plenty and shall be able to prosper. Uniform standards are implemented where they are irreplaceable in helping to secure the health of people, animal and environment. We support a policy of short paths in the supply chain, ranging from produce to processor, from marketer to consumer. They are all responsible for a product.

International trade agreements have to be publicly and transparently debated. The food-sovereignty of each trade partner has to be respected and is not debatable. Our goal is to create long-term conditions in the agricultural sector that enable an exit of subsidies aimed at this sector.

We see the digitalization as a chance for agriculture, if it is to serves the majority and without any cuts in self-determination. Besides a technical point of view, potential social and economic consequences have to be discussed.

The right way for a positive outcome is an open and objective discussion incorporating all interest groups.


proposal from pirate party germany


That’s not a proposal, that’s a speech :disappointed_relieved:


when we have discussed the statements and find agreement, would you help to form them into political requirements?


Key-words for the meeting 21th of july in Barcelona

New attitude

  • Instead of men versus nature men into nature
  • natural resources are common goods
  • the target is a sustainable nutrition-produktion without pestizides and antibiotika-abuse

Fair use of technology and charing knowlege

  • open access to digital solutions
  • no cuts of self-determination (who is the owner of field-data, gps-data, f.e.)
  • no patents on life, limit to uniformity

Limits to nature exploitation

  • no subsidies for big players in agro-business
  • property of land must be committed to social and natural welfare
  • reduzing the fishing quota
  • reduzing the nets of trawlers
  • transparency and responsability in supply chains

Autonomy international and national:

  • Preserving food-souvereignity in trade aggrements
  • no export of the surplus of foodstuff into countries of the global south
  • common fishery policy must leave untoched the rights of smal fishery
  • europeaean program to combat illegal fishery
  • Preserve and develop small scale farming and subsistence agriculture
  • prospering of diversity, more resilience
  • urban and suburban agriculture and gardening
  • enable access to land
  • we need short pathes
  • agriculture, forestry and fishery as an integral part of the rural economy cannot be replaced by tourism and nature conservation


for more details and for working on it see the pad:

Agriculture, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries