Ministers blatantly ignore agreement to end deep sea overfishing

10 November 2014

Source: Seas At Risk

Brussels, 10th November 2014 – The EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council today agreed on deep sea fisheries quotas for 2015 and 2016 that will allow for the continuation of overfishing of these particularly fragile species.

By setting the 2015-16 quotas above those recommended by scientists for alfonsinos, red seabream, black scabbardfish and roundnose grenadier, the Council blatantly ignores its own commitments under the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to stop overfishing and follow scientific advice.

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