Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/11/21

Fisheries ministers disregard their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020 in the deep sea

deep sea fishery“Seas At Risk is deeply disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep sea fish stocks for 2019-2020 taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers tonight. This was the very last opportunity fisheries ministers had to end overfishing of deep sea species by 2015 or at the latest by 2020, as legally required under the Common Fisheries Policy. However, the ministers failed to achieve this.
Andrea Ripol, Policy Officer of Seas At Risk said: “The ministers decided to allow continued fishing of roundnose grenadier, which is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This puts the species in a worse position than for example the Giant Panda which is classified as vulnerable”.”

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Fonte: Seas At Risk, 19 de novembro de 2018

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