Multiple and indeterminate ministerial interlocutors
After the announcement of the composition of the second Philippe government, the day after the victory of the Republic on March in the legislative elections, many maritime actors were again moved by the absence of the maritime sector in the ministerial titles. The various aspects of the world of the sea and blue growth are distributed in the various ministries which are the Ministry of the Armies of Florence Parly, for the French Navy, the Ministry of Agriculture of Stéphane Travert, for fishing, and the Ministry of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition of Nicolas Hulot for the regulatory aspects, management of the environment and pleasure. Other ministries such as the Economy for Taxation also have to work on maritime issues.
In a first step which remains informal, Nicolas Hulot indicated, according to our colleagues of the Marin, that Brune Poirson, the new secretary of State which was attached to him, would be in charge of the questions related to the sea.
A Call for an Interdepartmental Framework
After recalling the importance of boating and blue growth in the French economy, the Confédération du Nautisme et de la Plaisance (CNP) called in a communiqué on the new government to designate a suitable inter-ministerial interlocutor. On this occasion, it recalls the commitment made by the former President of the Republic François Hollande on 8 November 2016 in La Rochelle, to create a forum for dialogue specific to the sector. The CNP therefore asks Edouard Philippe to show his attachment to the sea by announcing the birth of this structure during his general policy speech on 4 July 2017.