Publicado por: pongpesca | 2017/12/14

Fishing quota decisions for 2018: progress too slow to end overfishing by 2020

“Early this morning European Fisheries Ministers have made progress towards the goal to end overfishing in the Atlantic and North Sea in 2018, though they still have set many quotas above the fishing limits that scientists had advised to ensure sustainable fisheries. These decisions are at odds with the legal obligation of EU Member States to end overfishing by 2020 at the latest.

Björn Stockhausen, Fisheries Policy Officer at Seas At Risk, said: “The clock is ticking. Even though the Ministers decided to end overfishing for more fish stocks than last year, they still allow for overfishing of other stocks without any proper justification given. Progress is too slow, with only three years left to meet the ultimate deadline of 2020.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 13 de dezembro de 2017

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