Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/12/24

Catch 22: Why too many EU vessels still chase too few fish

“The reformed Common Fisheries Policy contain the tools to deliver profitable fisheries, thriving fish stocks and lively coastal communities. To combat over-fishing, the EU and member states must act now, demands Jan Isakson.
Jan Isakson is Director of the Fisheries Secretariat, a non-profit organisation working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe and worldwide.
How many times have we heard the complaint, from fishing lobbyists or governments?
“Catch limits can not be set lower because of the socio-economic impacts!”
In plain English: if quotas are set at the levels that scientific advice say are needed for healthy fish stocks, there will not be enough for all the fishermen to make a living.
And so quotas are set higher. And the fish stocks take longer to recover. And the same procedure is repeated the next year.”

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Fonte: EURACTIVE, 18 de dezembro de 2018

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