Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/04/16

NGO outcry as latest EU report shows little improvement in ending overfishing

A fishing boat in Hirtshals, Denmark. Credit: Arne Bramsen/Shutterstock.com“Environmental NGOs have decried a new European Commission report, claiming it shows species such as sardine, hake, and cod could suffer commercial extinctions in European waters in the short term.
The 2019 report by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) led Oceana to state that overfishing is “plaguing EU seas”. Around 40% of Atlantic stocks and 87% of Mediterranean ones are found to be fished unsustainably, it said.
“As the 2020 deadline for ending overfishing is fast approaching, scientists confirm, with just months to go, the EU countries are still nowhere near reaching the legal obligation of the common fisheries policy (CFP).””

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Fonte: Undercurrent News, 12 de abril de 2019


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