The Maltese and Gozitan farmer has been facing serious difficulties in his sector, FKNK head Lucas Micallef wrote on social media.
‘The European institutions should be closer to the interested parties to understand the sector better and not take decisions which do not make sense or impose laws which impact the sector negatively.’
He urged the relative institutions not to work with a ‘one size fits all’ system as the EU is doing.
‘What is good for Nordic countries might not necessarily work for Mediterranean countries’, he continued.
‘We see this in our sector – a sector which practices hunting and trapping and a sector which faces various difficulties. People who take decisions sometimes don’t know where Malta is or what our language is, let alone how they can understand the practice of the hunter or the agricultural operations in Malta and Gozo.’
‘Through dialogue, a balance can be reached. If we find this balance we can continue practicing our craft sustainably.’