4. Letter Karmenu
ASOCIACIJŲ SĄJUNGA „ŽUVININKŲ RŪMAI“
„ŽUVININKŲ RŪMAI“ THE ALLIANCE OF ASSOCIATIONS
L. Kerosieriui Iki pareikalavimo, Centrinis paštas, Vilnius, tel. 8674
38465, e. p. email@example.com
To: Karmenu Vella EU Commissioner for the environment, maritime affairs and
For illegally banning commercial fishing and ignoring the Lithuanian
authorities to solve the problems
By Order No D1-267 of 8 March 2010, Minister of Environment Gediminas
Kazlauskas prohibited commercial fishing in Kaunas Reservoir and the upper
basin of Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant (KPSP) as of 1 January 2013.
On 17 May 2013 Minister of Environment Valentinas Mazuronis issued the order
prohibiting commercial fishing in all inland waters as of 1 January 2015,
with the exception of the Curonian Lagoon and the specialised fishing of
According to the opinion of many fishermen entrepreneurs, specialists,
scientists, lawyers, civil servants and politicians from the day of
publication these orders are illegal and meaningless, because they
contradict Article 6 (1) of the Law on Fisheries of the Republic of
Since the publication of these orders, members of the Associations of
"Fishermen's Chamber", fishermen-entrepreneurs, specialists, scientists,
civil servants, lawyers, politicians have repeatedly visited the Ministries
of Environment and Agriculture, meetings of Seimas committees, special
events and meetings of fishermen's communities and tried to ascertain the
supremacy of the LR fisheries law over these commandments. On these issues,
representatives of the fishing communities visited advisers of the President
of the Republic of Lithuania and the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic
of Lithuania. However, no one has taken the initiative to address these
issues in depth and to revoke the unlawful orders.
Please note that the Ministry of the Environment often did not respond to
government orders, inquiries or requests.
WE NOTICE that in the neighboring states of Latvia, Poland, Belarus and
Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation, BUSINESS FISHING IS ALLOWED
PLEASE initiate your deliberations to abolish the MISLEADED ORDERS and allow
commercial fishing in inland waters.
Please find attached explanatory note with 32 appendices, 102 pages.
President Leonas Kerosierius
Chairman of the council Vytautas Vaitiekūnas
Pasiteiravimui: L. Kerosierius tel. + 370 652 77987
V. Vaitiekūnas tel. + 370 611 61779
El. p. firstname.lastname@example.org
Adresas: Leonui Kerosieriui Balsių g. 59, LT-08400, Vilnius, Lietuva